Marvel vs Capcom 3 Characters, Combos, and Special Moves Guide

This guide contains all the character combos and information on how to use them in fights in Marvel vs Capcom 3 Fate of Two Worlds

Marvel vs Capcom 3: The Fate of the Two Worlds is an explosive encounter between heroes of the Capcom Universe, and Superheroes of the Marvel Universe. Considering this is a crossover game, you can expect a lot of content from both universes and this Marvel vs Capcom 3 Characters, Combos and Special Moves guide will be your key to it all.

You will be playing legendary characters from both Marvel and Capcom Universes including massively popular characters such as Ryu, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Morrigan, as well as fan favorites such as Trish from Devil May Cry and the wise-cracking Deadpool. Our Marvel vs Capcom 3 Guide provides you with the background history, moves and combos of each character.

Fighting Moves Legend

  • D – Down
  • DF – Down Forward
  • F – Forward
  • UF – Up Forward
  • U – Up
  • UB – Up Back
  • B – Back
  • DB – Down Back
  • Attack – Either Light, Medium or Heavy Attack
  • S – Special

For each MvC 3 character below we will also tell you how to perform their special moves and combo.

Capcom Characters

Your favorite fighting characters from Capcom Universe.

Akuma

Akuma first appeared in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Akuma’s desire to be strongest made him abandon his humanity. The beads around his neck are thought to be of his master whom he killed and wears those as a tribute to him.

Akuma Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
GohadokenD,DF,F + Attack  
Zanku Hadoken(in air) D,DF F + Attack  
GoshoryukenF,D,DF + Attack  
Tatsumaki Zankukyaku(in air) D,DB,B + Attack  
Hyakkishu Hyakki Gosho Hyakki Gojin Hyakki Goho B,D,DB + Attack (During Hyakkishu) Light Attack (During Hyakkishu) Medium Attack (During Hyakkishu) Heavy Attack  
Ashura Senku   F,D,DF (or) B,D,DB + S  
CombosMessatsu-Gohado AgyoD,DF,F + Attack Attack  
Messatsu-Gohado UngyoD,DF,F + Attack Attack Heavy Attack (hold down)  
Tenma-Gozanku Agyo   (in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack  
Messatsu-Goshoryu   F,D,DF + Attack Attack  
Raging DemonLight Attack Light Attack -> Medium Attack Heavy Attack  

Amaterasu

Amaterasu first appeared in Okami, the wolf incarnation of the Sun Goddess. She uses her power to restore peace and beauty to the lands.

Amaterasu Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Power SlashD,DB,B + Attack
Head Charge(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Weapon ChargeD,D + Attack
Solar FlareF,D,DF + Attack
Thunder Edge   D,DF,F + Attack
Glaive ChopD,DF,F + S
Cold Star(With Devout Beads) D,DF,F + Attack
CombosOkami Shuffle(in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack
Divine InstrumentsF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Vale of Mist(in air) D,DB,B + Attack Attack  

Arthur

He is a Valiant Knight who goes into hell to save his love Princess Guinevere. Sir Arthur made his first appearance in Ghosts and Goblins and he is nothing short of surprises.

Arthur Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Lance Toss(In air ) D,DF,F + Medium Attack
Dagger Toss(In air ) D,DF,F + Light Attack
Scatter Crossbow(In air ) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Shield DeflectF,D,DF + Light Attack
Hellbound SlashF,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Scythe Toss(In air ) D,DB,B + Heavy Attack
Fire Bottle Toss(In air ) D,DB,B + Light Attack
Ax Toss(In air ) D,DB,B + Medium Attack
Heavenly SlashF,D,DF+ Medium Attack
CombosGoddess’ BraceletD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Golden ArmorD,DB,B + Attack Attack
For The PrincessF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Albert Wesker

Albert Wesker was an employee of Umbrella Corporation and double agent in S.T.A.R.S team of Raccon City police. He has since betrayed Umbrella and is now working for Tricell.

Albert Wesker Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Cobra StrikeD,DF,F + Light Attack
Jaguar DashD,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Jaguar Kick(During Jaguar Dash) Heavy Attack
Mustang KickD,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
Tiger UppercutB,B,DB + Attack
Ghost ButterflyD,DF,F + Medium Attack
Phantom Move(During Ghost Butterfly) Attack (in air) F,D,DF + Attack
CombosPhantom DanceD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Rhino ChargeD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Lost in NightmaresF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Chris Redfield

Familiar name ‘Resident Evil’ you know it. Part of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha team, Chris is the survivor of the horrors of the umbrella corporation. Betrayed by his teammate later to become the arch enemy Albert Wesker. Chris was left to deal with the hordes of the dead. He is one of the founders of the B.S.S.A, designed to deal with Umbrella-like threats.

Chris Redfield Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Combination PunchD,DB,B + Attack
Body Blow(During Combination Punch L) Light Attack
Payoff(During Heavy Blow) Heavy Attack
Heavy Blow(During Body Blow) Medium Attack
Magnum Combo(During Combination Punch M) Heavy Attack
Grenade TossF,D,DF + Attack
Gun Fire(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Prone PositionD D + Heavy Attack
CombosGrenade LauncherD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Sweep ComboF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Satellite LaserD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Chun Li

Chun Li is an undercover detective with lightening fast kicks, and seeks to avenge her Father’s death. Chun Li first appeared in Street Fighter II and since then she has been fan favorite among all Women in fighting games.

Chun Li Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
HayakuretsukyakuAttack (rapidly press)
KikokenB,DB,D,DF,F + Attack
Kikoanken(During H, Kikoken) Heavy Attack
Spinning Bird Kick(in air) D(charge)U + Attack
HyakuretsukyakuAttack (rapidly press)
TenshokyakuF,D,DF + Attack
CombosKikoshoD,DF,F + Attack Attack
HoyokusenD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Shichisei RankaF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Dante

Featured in Devil May Cry. Born from the union of rebellious Demon and Human women. Demons were responsible for killing his mother and corrupting his brother so he seeks revenge on them.

Dante Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
CrystalD,DF,F + Medium Attack
Multi-LockD,DF,F + Light Attack
Acid Rain(During Multi-Lock) D,DF,F + Light Attack
Million Carats(During Crystal) D,DF,F + Medium Attack
HystericD,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Grapple(During Hysteric) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Reverb ShockD,DB,B + Light Attack
Fireworks(During Reverb Shock) Heavy Attack
Crazy Dance(During Reverb Shock) S
RevolverD,DB,B + Medium Attack
Fireworks(During Revolver) Heavy Attack
Crazy Dance(During Revolver) (During Jet Stream) S
Fireworks(During Jet Stream) Heavy Attack
TwisterF,D,DF + Light Attack
Jet StreamD,DB,B + Heavy Attack
Jam SessionF,D,DF + Heavy Attack
Tempest(During Twister) F,D,DF + Light Attack
VolcanoF,D,DF + Medium Attack
Beehive(During Volcano) F,D,DF + Medium Attack
The Hammer(During Killer Bee) D,DF,F + Light Attack
Air Play(in air) D,DF,F + Medium Attack
Sky Dance(in air) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Air TrickD,D + S
DriveD,DF,F + S
Killer Bee(in air) D,DF,F + Light Attack
CombosMillion DollarsD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Devil TriggerD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Air Raid(In air and During Devil Trigger) D,DB,B + S
Thunder Bolt(In air, in Devil Trigger form) D,DF,F + S
Vortex(In air, in Devil Trigger Form) F,D,DF + S
Devil Must DieF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Felicia

Felicia made her first appearance Darkstalkers. She was raised by nun and dreams of becoming a star in singing career.

Felicia Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Rolling BucklerD,DF,F + Attack
Neko Punch(During Rolling Buckler) Light Attack
Rolling Slide(During Rolling Buckler) Medium Attack
Rolling Uppercut(During Rolling Buckler) Heavy Attack
Cat SpikeF,D,DF + Attack
Delta SpikeB,D,DB + Attack
Sand SplashB(charge)F + Attack
Hell CatF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
EX ChargeD,D + Heavy Attack (hold down)
CombosDancing FlashD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Kitty’s HelperF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Please Help MeD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Haggar

Mike Haggar is the former wrestler and mayor of Metro City. He made his first appearance in the Final Fight ‘Classic Arcade Fighting Game’. He was one of the playable characters in Final Fight – other two being Guy and Cody.

Mike Haggar often takes the street to deal with Metro City’s gang problems. Now, after two decades of wait, you can put em up against the likes of Ryu, Chun Li, and Hulk. Mike Haggar, remember the name!

Haggar Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Violent AxeD,DF,F + Attack
Hoodlum LauncherF,D,DF + Attack
Flying Pile DriverF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
Double LariatSpecial+Attack
Skyhigh Back Drop(in air) F,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
Wild Swing(in air) D,DF,F + S
CombosRapid Fire FistD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Giant Hugger PressF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Final Haggar BusterF,DF,D,DB.B + Attack Attack

Hsien-Ko

Hsien-Ko and Lin-Lin were twins, born in a family of Senjutsushis. Both were raised to be Senjutsushis and were taught Senjutsu. On the ceremonial night when they were to become a Senjutsushi, their village was attacked by Darkstalkers. Hsien-Ko’s mom gave her life to save her family, but because of this her soul was trapped in Darkness. Now, Hsien-Ko and her sister fight to save their mother’s soul.

Hsien-Ko Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Anki HouD,DF,F + Attack
Senpu BuF,D,DF + Attack
Henkyo Ki(in air) B,D,DB + Attack
Houten GekiD,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
CombosChireitouD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Tenrai HaD,DB,B + Attack Attack
RimoukonF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Jill Valentine

(DLC) – First featured in Resident Evil. Jill was one of the members of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha team, partner of Chris Redfield. She was also one of the few people to escape Raccoon City before it was destroyed. Her appearance in Marvel vs Capcom 3 supports syncs with her look in Resident Evil 5. She is evil now!

Jill Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Flip KickD,DF,F + Light Attack
Cartwheel KickD,DF,F + Medium Attack
Arrow KickD,DF,F + Hard Attack
Double Knee Drop(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Fallen PreyF,D,DF + Light Attack
Ensnarement   F,D,DF + Medium Attack
Position ExchangeF,D,DF + Hard Attack
Feral CrouchD,D + Special
Low Sweep(During Feral Crouch) Light Attack
Jumping Roundhouse(During Feral Crouch) Medium Attack
Sumersault Kick(During Feral Crouch) Hard Attack
CombosMachine-Gun SprayD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Raven SpikeF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Mad Beast (Level 3 Hyper Combo)D,DB,B + Attack Attack

Morrigan

Even after her father passed away and with throne hers she likes to spends most of her time in Human World neglecting her duties as she beats the crap out of humans and her magical brethren. If her magical powers weren’t enough, she can transform her bat wings into all things offense or defense.

Morrigan Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Soul FistD,DF,F + Attack  
Shadow BladeF,D,DF +Attack  
Vector DrainF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack  
FlightD,DB,B + S  
CombosFinishing ShowerD,DF,F + Attack Attack  
Astral VisionD,D +Attack Attack  
Shadow Servant   F,D,DF + Attack Attack  
Darkness Illusion (Level 3 Hyper Combo)(in air) D,DB,B + Attack Attack

Ryu

One of the well known fighting characters in video games history. Rival to Ken, Ryu doesn’t rest and is always searching for the next big challenge while improving his skills. He fights using the art of Ansatsuken as taught to him by his master, Gouken.

Ryu Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
HadokenF,D,DF + Attack
ShoryukenF,D,DF + Attack  
Tatsumaki SenpukyakuD,DB,B + Attack  
Jodan Sokuto GeriB,D,DB + Attack  
CombosShinku Hadoken (Vertical Up) (Vertical Down) D,DF,F + Attack Attack D,DF,F + Attack Attack – U (hold down) (in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack – D (hold down)  
Shinku Tatsumaki SenpukyakuD,DB,B + Attack Attack  
Shin Shoryuken (Level 3 Hyper Combo)F,D,DF + Attack Attack  

Spencer

Bionic Commando – Spencer was once a bionic operative for a special branch of government until the government betrays him forcing him to go rogue.

Spencer Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Wire Grapple(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Jaw BreakerF,D,DF + Attack
Armor PiercerD,DF,F + S
Reel In Punch(when Wire Grapple hits) Light Attack
Zip Kick(when Wire Grapple hits) Medium Attack
Come ‘ere(when Wire Grapple hits) Heavy Attack
Smash Kick(During Jaw Breaker Medium or Heavy) Heavy Attack
Critical Hit(During Jaw Breaker Medium or Heavy, specific timing) Heavy Attack
CombosBionic ManeuversD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Bionic LancerD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Trish

Trish was created by an arch demon to seduce and destroy Dante. However she turns on her master and fight alongside Dante to save the day. She first appeared in Devil May Cry, and now is the part of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster.

Trish Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Low Voltage(In air) D,DF,F + Attack
Trick ‘HopScotch’(In air) D,DB,B + Light Attack
Trick “Peekaboo”D,DB,B + Medium Attack
Round Trip(In air) D,DB,B + Heavy Attack
Switch Sign(In air) (During Round-Trip) F,D,DF + Attack
Air Raid(In air) D,DB,B + S
CombosMaximum VoltageD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Round HarvestD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Duet PainF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Tron Bonne

Tron Bonne first appeared in Megaman Legends. A Pirate, anti-hero who uses her servbots to do the job for her. She is the sister of the criminal Bonne family of air pirates.

Tron Bonne Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Bonne StrikeB,D,DB + Attack
Beacon Bomb’D,DF,F + Attack
Servbot LauncherF,D,DF + Attack
Bonne MixerF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
CombosServbot TakeoutD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Shakedown MixerF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack Attack
Servbot SurpriseF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joy has been protecting the World from movie villains, giant robots. His began his fight in the persuit of his girlfriend who was sucked into the movie screen while Captain Blue adventure. Viewtiful Joe fights for truth and justice using the time altering powers of his V-watch, which is activated by the magical phrase “Henshin.”

Viewtiful Joy Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
VoomerangD,DF,F + Attack
Shocking PinkD,DB,B + Attack
Red Hot Kick(in air) D,DB,B + Attack
Air Joe(in air) Attack (rapidly press)
Groovy Upper CutF,D,DF + Attack
CombosDesperado(in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack
Viewtiful God HandD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Mach SpeedF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Crimson Viper

C. Viper is a 20 something fighter who made her first appearance in Street Fighter IV. She is a single mother and her daughter, Lauren has her attention all the time. She is investigating the Blece Project, and in charge of the Battle Suit project when she is working her disguise as S.I.N. operative. She enters the tournament, they hold to test the prototype, if successful will be reassigned to the BLECE project, her main goal.

Crimson Viper Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Thunder KnuckleD,DF,F + Attack
Burning Kick(in air) D,DB,B + Attack
EX Burning Kick(in air) D,DB,B + S (Uses 1 Hyper Combo Gauge stock)
Seismic HammerF,D,DF + Attack
EX Seismic HammerD,D,DF + S (Uses 1 Hyper Combo Gauge stock)
CombosEmergency CombinationD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Viper Full ThrottleF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Burst TimeD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Zero

Zero made his appearance in Megaman X and then Megaman Zero. Despite being created by the evil Dr. Wily, Zero fights for good and righteous causes throughout his robotic existence. Zero works as a Maverick Hunter, a soldier in charge of defeating Mavericks, robots who turned against humanity. He plays the role as X’s comrade and best friend in the X series.

Zero Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
HadangekiD,DF,F + Attack
RyuenginF,D,DF + Attack
Raikousen(in air) F,D,DF + Attack
Sentsuizan(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Hyper Zero BlasterAttack (hold down)
CombosRakkohaD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Genmu ZeroD,D,DF + Attack Attack
SougenmuD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Marvel Characters

Your favorite super heroes from Marvel Universe.

Captain America

Steve Rogers, a fine arts student born during the great depression was injected with the Super Solider Serum, giving him superhuman strength and agility. Since then he has fought countless battles aiding his country in war. He made his first appearance in Captain America Comics #1 and was supposedly assassinated in Captain America Comics #5 though he is still alive. (Heroes don’t die do they ?)

Captain America Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Shield Slash(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Charging StarD,DB,B + Attack
Stars & StripesF,D,DF + Attack
BackflipS, Attack (press simultaneously)
CombosHyper Charging StarD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Final JusticeD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Hyper Stars & StripesF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Deadpool

Deadpool is a talkative mercenary, an anti-hero originally making his appearance in The New Mutant #98. He talks a lot but gets the job done. Deadpool is also known for its humorous nature.

Deadpool Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Trigger Happy(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
Ninja Gift(in air during Trigger Happy) Attack
Quick WorkD,DB,B + Attack
Katana Rama!F,D,DF + Attack
Chimichangas!!(During Katana-Rama!) Heavy Attack
TELEPORTB,D,DB + Attack
CombosHappy Happy Trigger(in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack
4th-Wall CrisisF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Cuttin’ TimeD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Doctor Doom

A recurring supervillain, he is the archenemy of the Fantastic Four and also the leader of the nation of Latveria. Doom is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer, and has fought numerous other superheroes in his various plots for power and/or revenge over the years. Victor von Doom was first featured in The Fantastic Four comics #5.

Doctor Doom Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Plasma Beam(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
  
Photon Shot(in air) D,DB,B + Attack
Flight(in air) D,DB,B + S
Molecular ShieldF,D,DF + Attack
CombosPhoton Array(in air) D,DB,B + Attack Attack  
Doom’s TimeD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Sphere FlameF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Dormammu

Ruler of an alternate dimension, Dormammu became a perennial foe of Sorcerer Supreme and maverick Doctor Strange, who until this time had dealt almost exclusively with off-beat “one-off” mystical threats. Ruling the Dark Dimension wasn’t enough for Dormammu so he used his mystical powers to try and conquer other dimensions.

Dormammu Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Dark Spell: DestructionD,DB,B + Light Attack
Dark Spell: CreationD,DB,B + Medium Attack
LiberationD,DB,B + Heavy Attack
Dark hole(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
PurificationF,D,DF + Attack
 Mass Change(in air) B,D,DB + Attack
 FlightD,DB,B + S
CombosChaotic FameD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Dark DimensionF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Stalking FlareD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Hulk

The Hulk (The Incredible Hulk #1) is cast as the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner. The Hulk appears shortly after Banner is accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented. Now whenever Bruce gets angry, he involuntary becomes the massively strong and powerful Hulk.

Hulk Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Gamma WaveB(charge)F + Attack
Gamma ChargeD,DF,F + Attack
Gamma Charge 2nd(During Gamma Charge) Attack
Gamma Charge (Anti Air)F,D,DF + Attack
Gamma Charge 2nd (Anti-Air)(During Gamma Charge (Anti-Air)) Attack
Gamma TornadoF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
CombosGamma TsunamiD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Gamma QuakeF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Gamma CrushD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Iron Man

Billionaire Tony Stark fights the forces of villainy in the high-tech Iron Man armor. He is one of the cornerstones of the Super Hero community and a founding member of the Avengers.

Iron Man Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Uni BeamD,DF,F + Attack
Repulsor BlastD,DB,B + Attack
Repulsor Spread(During Repulsor Blast) D,DB,B + Heavy Attack
Smart BombF,D,DF + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
CombosProton CannonD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Iron AvengerD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Angled Proton CannonF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Magneto

With almost complete control of magnetism, Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants alive. He uses his massive powers to fight for his own mutant agenda at any cost. Thought to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor whose actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate.

Magneto Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Electromagnetic DisrupterD,DF,F + Attack
Magnetic Blast(in air) U, UF,F + Attack
Hyper GravitationD,DB,B + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
Force FieldF,D,DF + Attack
CombosMagnetic ShockwaveD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Gravity SqueezeF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Magnetic TempestD,DB,B + Attack Attack

M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K., the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing who leads Advanced Idea Mechanics, is gifted with super intelligence and psionic power, using these powers to vex the world’s Super Heroes. M.O.D.O.K. made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense issue #93.

M.O.D.O.K. Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Battering RamS, Attack (press simultaneously)
Psionic BlastD,DF,F + Attack
Psionic High Blast(With Psionic power charged) D,DF,F + S
Balloon BombF,D,DF + Attack
Jamming Bomb(With Psionic power charged) F,D,DF + Special
FlightD,DB,B + S
Analysis CubeD,DB,B + Attack
CombosHyper Psionic BlastD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Hyper Battering RamD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Killer IlluminationF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Phoenix

Jean Grey-Summers is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers first manifested when she saw her childhood friend being hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also must deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force.
She faces death several times in the history of the series, first in the classic “Dark Phoenix Saga” but due to her connection with the Phoenix Force, she, as her namesake implies, rises from death. Being a receptacle for the powerful Phoenix Force, grants Jean near god-like powers when it becomes fully active.

Phoenix Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
TK ShotD,DF,F + Attack
TK TrapD,DB,B + Attack
TK OverdriveF,D,DF + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
TeleportationB,D,DB + Attack
CombosPhoenix RageD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Healing FieldD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Dark Phoenix RisingLevel 5 Hyper Combo that occurs when Vitality is reduced to zero

Sentinel

Dr. Bolivar Trask invented Sentinels for only one purpose ‘to destroy or capture mutants’. There have been many different types of Sentinels employed by different groups since there first appearance in The X-Men #14.

Sentinel Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Rocket PunchD,DF,F + Attack
Sentinel ForceD,DB,B + Attack
Human CatapultF,D,DF + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
CombosPlasma StormD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Hard Drive(in air) D,DF,F + Attack Attack
Hyper Sentinel ForceD,DB,B + Attack Attack

She-Hulk

When Jennifer Walters received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, she gained the power to become She-Hulk.

She-Hulk Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Heavy StrikeD,DF,F + Attack
Somersault kickF,D,DF + Attack
Runner’s StartD,D + S
Chariot(During Runner’s Start) F
Somersault kick+(During Chariot) Heavy Attack
Torpedo(During Chariot) Light Attack
Emergency Stop(During Chariot) S
Catapult(During Runner’s Start) B
Shooting Star(During Catapult) Light Attack
Flying Drop Kick(During Catapult) Medium Attack
Diving Senton(During Catapult) Heavy Attack
Emergency Landing(During Catapult) S
Clothesline(During Chariot) Medium Attack
CombosEmerald CannonD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Emerald Impulse(During Emerald Cannon) D,DF,F + S
Emerald Disaster(During Emerald Impulse) D,DF,F + S
Road Rage(Level 3 Hyper Combo) D,DB,B + Attack Attack
Taking out the TrashF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Shuma-Gorath

(DLC) – Giant tentacled creature which evoked terrible dread and was worshipped in time immemorial and long ago locked away from our plane of existence. Shuma-Gorath first featured in Marvel Premiere #5 when a magician invokes it in a curse against humanity. This terrible creature wants to enslave humanity with its super natural powers and ability to shapeshift.

Shuma-Gorath Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Mystic StareB (Charge) F + Attack
Mystic Smash (in air OK)D,DF,F + Attack
DevitalizationF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack  
Mystic RayD (Charge) U + Attack
CombosHyper Mystic SmashF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Hyper Mystic RayD,DB,B + Attack Attack
Chaos Dimension(Level 3 Hyper Combo) D,DF,F + Attack Attack – Hard Attack  

Spider-Man

Peter Parker was an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crime fighter. When a radioactive spider bit Peter Parker, he gained the proportionate strength and agility of the arachnid, which he now uses to fight evil.

Spider-Man Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Web BallD,DF,F + Attack
Spider StingF,D,DF + Attack
Spider-Bite(During Spider Sting) Heavy Attack
Web ThrowB,D,DB + Attack
Web GlideS+Attack
Web SwingF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
CombosMaximum SpiderD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Ultimate Web ThrowF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack Attack
Crawler AssaultF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Storm

African American ‘Ororo Munroe’ was gifted with the mutant ability to control weather. She joined the X-Men and has been one of their most reliable members of the X-Men since then. She made her first appearance in Giant Size X-Men #1.

Storm Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
WhirlwindD,DF,F + Attack
Double TyphoonD,DB,B + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
Lightning AttackS+Attack
Lightning Sphere(in air) F,D,DF + Attack
CombosLightning StormD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Elemental RageF,D,DF + Attack Attack
Hail StormD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Super-Skrull

Kl’rt – more commonly known as the Super-Skrull hails from the Skrull capital world of Tarnax IV (in the Tarnax System in the Andromeda Galaxy) which has since been destroyed by Galactus. The Skrull Emperor Dorrek VII wanted revenge against the Fantastic Four, who thwarted the Empire’s attempt to invade Earth.

Dorrek handpicked the warrior Kl’rt (Fantastic Four #18), who was artificially augmented and given the combined abilities of the Fantastic Four. Kl’rt’s power levels, however, exceeded the originals stronger than the Thing; superior flight and greater pyrokinetic ability than the Human Torch; better control of invisibility and telekinesis than the Invisible Woman; and an ability to stretch beyond that of Mr. Fantastic.

Super-Skrull Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Orbital GrudgeD,DF,F + Attack
TenderizerAttack (press rapidly)
Elastic SlamD,DB,B + Attack
Rolling HookF,F,F + Heavy Attack
Worm SquashD,D + Heavy Attack
Meteor SmashF,D,DF + Attack
CombosSkrull TorchD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Death PenaltyF,D,DF + Attack Attack
InfernoD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Taskmaster

Taskmaster is a mysterious figure believed to have been born in the Bronx, New York City. He has the ability to mimic the physical movements of anyone he witnesses. He uses his abilities as a mercenary working for the highest bidder.

Taskmaster Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Aim MasterD,DF,F + Attack
Guard MasterD,DB,B + Attack
Sword MasterF,D,DF + Attack
Head Butt(When Sword Master Light is blocked) Heavy Attack (When Sword Master Medium is blocked) Heavy Attack (When Sword Master Heavy is blocked) Heavy Attack
Lights Out(During Head Butt) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Below the Belt(During Head Butt) Medium Attack
Low Kick(During Below the Belt) Heavy Attack
Lights Out(During Low Kick) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack   (During Knee Kick) D,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Shield Bash(During Low Kick) Heavy Attack
Knee Kick(During Shield Bash) Medium Attack
CombosLegion ArrowD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Aegis CounterD,DB,B + Attack Attack

Thor

The God of Thunder wields the mighty hammer Mjolnir to fight the forces of evil. He is also a founding member of the Vengadores. Thor made his first appearance in comic Journey Into Mystery #83.

Thor Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Mighty SparkD,DF,F + Attack
Might SmashF,D,DF + Light (or) Medium Attack (charged) F,D,DF + Heavy Attack
Might StrikeB,D,DB + Attack
FlightD,DB,B + S
Might SpeechD,D + Heavy Attack (hold down)
Mighty HurricaneF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack
CombosMighty TornadoD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Mighty PunishF,DF,D,DB,B + Attack Attack
Mighty ThunderF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Wolverine

Born as James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at an accelerated rate.

The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws without killing him. He made his first appearance in the The Incredible Hulk#180.

Wolverine Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Berserker BarrageD,DF,F + Attack
Tornado ClawF,D,DF + Attack
Drill ClawS+Attack
Berserker SlashD,DB,B + Attack
CombosBerserker Barrage XD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Berserker ChargeD,D + Attack Attack
Weapon X(Level 3 Hyper Combo) F,D,DF + Attack Attack
Fatal ClawD,DB,B + Attack Attack

X-23

A female clone of Wolverine, X-23 has all of his powers in female form. X-23 made her first Appearance in X-Men: Evolution (“X-23”) tv series and NYX #3 comic.

X-23 Special Moves and Combos

Special MovesMoveCommand
Neck SliceD,DF,F + Light Attack
Ankle SliceD,DF,F + Medium Attack
Crescent SkytheF,D,DF + Attack
Decapitating SliceD,DF,F + Heavy Attack
Mirage FeintD,DB,B + Attack
Talon Attack(in air) D,DF,F + Attack
CombosRage TriggerD,DF,F + Attack Attack
Silent Kill(Level 3 Hyper Combo) D,DB,B + Attack Attack S
Weapon X PrimeF,D,DF + Attack Attack

Refer to our Marvel vs Capcom 3 Character Unlock Guide to unlock all the hidden characters in Marvel vs Capcom 3.

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