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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite: Team Capcom

On 12/03/2017 at 11:46 PM by Cary Woodham

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In the second part of my look at the characters in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, we’ll go over the fighters on the Capcom side.  I’m way more into video games (obviously, since I review them) than I am comic books, so hopefully I’ll sound a bit more knowledgeable here.  So let’s dive right in.  Oh yeah, some slight Story Mode spoilers here and there may happen, so you’ve been warned.

One disadvantage of having the Marvel cast be more well-known and generic and not have as many obscure characters is that the Capcom side kind of reflects that mentality, too.  Most of the Capcom cast is pretty well-known and there’s not any really obscure or weird, silly fighters like there have been in the past.  But we’ll talk more about that at the end of this blog.


The mascot of the Street Fighter series.  I think he’s kind of boring, though.  Just a guy in a karate suit who likes to fight.  And his face looks weird in this game.  One interesting thing is that in the story mode, Thanos steals the evil side of Ryu and puts it in his special gauntlets.  And then he uses that skill to charge up a hadoken to get revenge on Death in the post credits scene.


She’s a much cooler representative of the Street Fighter series here.  I like her big ol’ muscle legs!  I wish they would’ve had my favorite Street Fighter character in here, though, and that would be Cammy.  She was only in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and then it was my less favorite Alpha version.

Mega Man X

While I would’ve preferred to have classic Mega Man be in this game, I’ll take whatever Blue Bomber representation I can get.  I liked playing as original Mega Man in Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 because it was so easy to pull off projectile moves with him.  Not so much with Mega Man X.  But he does play an integral part in the story mode, though.  Tony Stark (Iron Man) invents an arm cannon for X to use to deliver the final blow to Ultron Sigma.  He equips the Infinity Stones to it and calls it the Infinity Buster.  My brother Jeff said that sounds like a really bad crossover fan fiction.  In a way, I guess he’s right.  X’s theme song in Infinite is from the highway stage in the first MMX game, one of the most memorable intro stages in gaming ever.


Did you know that the creator of the Mega Man X games originally wanted to have Zero be the main character?  But Capcom told him to make it be Mega Man X so people would be more familiar with it.  You can’t have Mega Man X without Zero, though, so that’s why he’s in here.  Zero is also my brother Jeff’s favorite Mega Man X character.


He’s the main antagonist in the Mega Man X games and the other half of the Ultron Sigma bad guy duo in this game.  In some of the modes (not Story Mode), you can play as each separately.  Some have said that Sigma in this game looks like Buzz Lightyear.  I can see that.


He's one of the main bad guys in DarkStalkers, a fighting game series featuring classic monsters like mummies, zombies, vampires, and werewolves.  I’m not sure what Jedah is supposed to be, though.  He likes to try to take over the Makai Kingdom, which is the undead realm where DarkStalkers and Ghosts N Goblins games take place. 


She’s one of the more popular DarkStalkers characters.  Even though I like her green hair, I’m not really a big fan of her character because she seems a little TOO fanservice-y.  In this game, they gave her voice a slight (yet fakey) Irish accent and it seems to fit pretty well for her character.

Chris Redfield

I don’t really play the Resident Evil games so I can’t say much about this guy.  I’ve seen him a lot in games, though.  He’s a big buff guy who likes to shoot guns, that’s all I know.  I wish you could’ve played as Jill Valentine instead.  I liked playing as her in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.


He’s big ol’ mutant zombie guy from the Resident Evil games.  Did you know that Nemesis and Jill Valentine made appearances in an obscure Capcom PS2 game called Under the Skin?  In that game, you played as an alien named Cosmi who liked to play pranks, and he could possess Earthlings to do his bidding.  Jill and Nemesis were some of the secret characters you could possess and make mischief with.  I wish Capcom would make more weird games like that.


He’s the hero from the Ghosts N Goblins games.  I guess he’s one of the more sillier characters in this game, given his cartoony look and short stature.  I never was a fan of the Ghosts N Goblins games because of their difficulty, but the games certainly have style.  Did you know that the same guy who did the illustrations for the games also does the cover illustrations for the Japanese Famitsu magazine?  He also did the art for the spinoff Maximo games, which were pretty neat games, too.  I know some of the folks who worked on those titles.


One of the enemies in the Ghosts N Goblins games was so popular that he got his own series of spinoffs.  Gargoyle’s Quest 1 & 2 (GB and NES) and Demon’s Crest (SNES).  I like those games better than Ghosts N Goblins, even though they’re still too darn hard.  Firebrand was also in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and he plays pretty much the same here.


Capcom’s classic ninja from the future is one of their most popular and long-running series.  I never got into them as much myself, but I did play a few here and there.  I didn’t play the last one they made, but I do have Strider 2 on PSOne.  He’s been in quite a few fighting games, too, and plays pretty much the same here, as far as I can tell.


He’s the hero in the Devil May Cry games.  I never played those so I don’t have much to say about him.  I like how he tricks the bad guys in Story Mode, though.

Mike Haggar

When it comes to classic side scrolling beat ‘em ups, many people have fond memories of Double Dragon.  But me, I preferred Final Fight, myself.  And I think it’s aged better, too.  I was glad to see Mike Haggar in this game because I always played as him in Final Fight.  In this game he has an endless supply of pipes to bonk opponents with.  I think I’ll also use this character to lead into the background stages you fight in.  Many are combined worlds of Capcom and Marvel put together.  So for instance, A.I.M. and the Umbrella Corporation become A.I.M.Brella.  And Mike Haggar is the mayor of Metro City, but in the story mode it merges with the Marvel version of New York to become New Metro City.

Frank West

Some people have complained that the Dead Rising games aren’t scary, but I don’t think they were meant to be scary.  I think they just wanted to make a game where you can mow down tons of zombies in silly ways.  I enjoyed watching my brother Jeff play the Dead Rising games because of all the Capcom references in them.  My favorite was the giant Servebot head that Frank West could wear.  And I’m glad that makes a return in this game, too.  I’m sad that Tron Bonne and the Servebots aren’t playable fighters in Infinite, but at least they are mentioned in Frank West’s bio in the options menu.

Rad Spencer

He’s the main hero in the Bionic Commando games.  For the fighting game, they used the version that was in the 3-D game, but his theme song is still the tune from the first stage of the NES classic.

Non Playable (?) Characters

Like the Marvel cast, there are some Capcom characters that are in Story Mode, but they’re not playable.  At least not yet.  I do know that at least ONE of these characters will be DLC, though.

Monster Hunter

So when I played Story Mode, there was a female character alongside Black Panther wearing samurai-like armor and she looked really cool.  I thought, “that looks like a neat Marvel character” but I couldn’t find any information about her.  Turns out she’s actually a Capcom character, a Monster Hunter from the game series of the same name!  I can’t believe I didn’t recognize a Capcom character!  But then, I don’t play the Monster Hunter games.  And in my defense, she does look pretty generic.  Just goes to show you how popular the Monster Hunter series is if they already have a fighter for this game!  Heck, Monster Hunter is so popular, that for a short while you could get Monster Hunter themed furniture in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.  She is going to be a DLC fighter, by the way.

Grandmaster Meio

He’s the main bad guy in the Strider games.  Kind of looks like the evil Emperor from Star Wars.  I don’t remember him too much from the Strider games because it’s been a while since I’ve beaten one of them.  You don’t fight him, he just sits in the background of one of the stages in Story Mode and zaps lasers at you while you fight other guys.

Dr. Light

It’s not actually the REAL Dr. Light, just the hologram version from the Mega Man X games.  He helps Tony Stark figure out and invent things in the story mode, acting as his computer assistant.  He’s also in charge of telling you about the characters and other things in the gallery mode.  I’m pretty sure he won’t be a playable character, though.

Thanks for Reading!

And that’s all the characters!  I hope you enjoyed reading about them.  In the comments section, tell me your favorite Capcom characters and which ones you would’ve liked to have seen in this game.  I would’ve liked to have seen Cammy in the game, as well as sillier characters like classic Mega Man, Tron Bonne, Roll, the Servebot, Viewtiful Joe, or Amaterasu from Okami.  I would’ve said Phoenix Wright but he was really hard to play as in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Ultimate.  I also would’ve liked to have seen Zack & Wiki be playable fighters.  That was such an underrated Wii game and one of the last great titles from Capcom that felt like a classic Capcom game to me.  Later!  --Cary




12/05/2017 at 05:22 PM

First off, "sounds like a really bad crossover fan fiction."? Sounds like a TOTALLY AWESOME crossover. Tony Stark gives Mega Man a new power arm that equips Infinity Stones? Frickin' awesome!

I like all the Darkstalkers characters but I think I'd like to see Gene from Godhand most of all. He's got the POWER OF THE GOD HAND! and Devil Hand by the end of the game. 

Cary Woodham

12/05/2017 at 08:29 PM

Speaking of Mega Man, did you hear that Capcom just announced Mega Man 11 for late next year?  EEE!  Now if they would only do Mega Man Legends 3...

Another Capcom related thing: Puzzle Fighter for mobile is such a disappointment.  Guess that's how the free-to-play formula can ruin a game.  It's a shame, too, since you can play as Phoenix Wright and a Servebot...


12/05/2017 at 09:36 PM

I need to go play Mega Man X series some more. I hear good things about it. 

Everything mobile is all free to play. There was news today about Plants Vs Zombies and how the original creator was fired by EA because he didn't want to make it play-to-win. Maybe it's good I didn't get into mobile games. 

Cary Woodham

12/06/2017 at 12:46 PM

Supposedly, Capcom is going to do another Mega Man X collection next year, too.

Not everything on mobile is free-to-play.  Good examples are Super Mario Run, Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders, and Bust-A-Move Journey.  But even with free-to-play games, there's a right way to do it and a wrong way.  Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the right way to do it.  Puzzle Fighter is the wrong way.  I wish the new Puzzle Fighter was a console game instead, now that I've played it on mobile.


12/06/2017 at 10:45 PM

I really wanted to play Marvel Puzzle Quest and then it came to console and I was disappointed with it. They needed to spruce it up a bit for the consoles but they didn't. It looked thin, for lack of another word. 

Cary Woodham

12/07/2017 at 12:39 AM

If they ditched the free-to-play stuff, I think the new Puzzle Fighter game would be great on consoles.

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