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30 Characters We'd Love To See In Marvel vs. Capcom 4

by Brian Shea on Dec 04, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Rumors have been circulating that a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 announcement is on the horizon, but with so many characters to choose from, narrowing down to a manageable roster of fighters is difficult. Characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man are all but guaranteed to be included on the list from Marvel, while we would be utterly shocked if Ryu, Strider, and Morrigan don't make appearances on the Capcom side. With that in mind, we chose to focus on characters that aren't necessarily locks to appear.

Also, while the current rumor is that the characters from Marvel's side will focus in on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (meaning no X-Men, Fantastic Four, or Deadpool), we're going to disregard that tidbit in favor of creating a true wishlist that we feel would create the best roster for Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

Check out our picks below, and let us know which of your favorite characters we left off.

Black Widow

Black Widow is a martial-arts expert and an acrobatic operative, making her a great fit for a fighting game. In addition, Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of the character has caused Black Widow's popularity to skyrocket in recent years.


The Devil May Cry protagonist finally made his first appearance in the crossover series in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and proved to be one of the more popular fighters. With over-the-top flair and devastating abilities, it would be great to see him back on the roster.

Luke Cage

The man has unbreakable skin, is super strong, and can take a beating like none other. If that doesn't qualify him for a fighting game, we don't know what will. However, in the name of balance, they'd probably have to tone down just how unbreakable his skin is.


The super soldier who debuted in Super Street Fighter II has become a mainstay in that series, but she has also enjoyed appearances in X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Her popularity alone should qualify her for appearing on behalf of Capcom, but her awesome moves and fighting ability make her one of our most-desired characters.


In addition to his popular Netflix series, Matt Murdock has an incredible arsenal of hand-to-hand tactics and the ability to whip around his baton gives him a ton of abilities that players could experiment with. In addition, the character is central to many Avengers storylines in the comics, making his absence up to this point a bit strange.


Street Fighter V's four new characters were memorable, but Necalli was the one character Capcom trotted out as the ultimate force of nature. His powerful attacks and abilities, as well as his immediately recognizable look, would make for a great addition.


For much of the first phase and a half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor's adoptive brother Loki was the face of adversity and antagonism. Mind-control powers, command over the Chitauri army, and his scepter make Loki a formidable fighter.


Sakura has missed several key entries from the Versus series, but as one of our favorite characters from the Street Fighter series, we'd love to see her appear. Her interactions with Ryu could make for some fun dynamics if the two are teamed together.

On the next page, we look at more characters we want to see in Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

The Punisher

The brutal marksman burst back onto the mainstream scene through season 2 of Daredevil on Netflix, and with Jon Bernthal's character getting his own standalone series, the timing would be perfect. Punisher could feature a variety of gun-related moves, but don't forget that he can also hold his own in close-quarters combat.

Smith Syndicate

This assassin group from Capcom's Killer 7 features an eclectic mix of skillsets, including a character with two handguns, a wrestler with dual grenade launchers, and a sniper. Borrowing and expanding upon the idea from the Skullgirls character Double, each move could replace the player character with a different assassin from the Syndicate.


Not only does Spider-Gwen have one of the coolest costumes in the current Marvel comic books, but she has become a major focus of Marvel as of late. Her moveset wouldn't be too different from Spider-Man, who is all but a lock to appear in Marvel vs. Capcom 4, but it would be awesome to see Gwen Stacy taking on some of the other heroes and villains in the game.

Viewtiful Joe

The seemingly forgotten series from Hideki Kamiya lives on through the Marvel vs. Capcom series with the titular character making an appearance in the third entry as a playable character. It would be awesome for Capcom to include Joe once again to give another nod to fans who are displeased that the fun series has been left behind.


As with several heroes, Ant-Man was given his dues in the eyes of the mainstream audience through the films in the MCU. It would be cool to be able to shrink down while still controlling him for more technical moves, then turn into Giant-Man through a Super. Throw in some humorous dialogue and you've got a potential new fan favorite.

Phoenix Wright

The ace attorney himself made his series debut in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and his unique playstyle quickly elevated him as a go-to for many players. We want him back in all his objection-raising glory.

Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

Captain Marvel plays a large role in the Avengers comics as one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe. We'd love to unleash her myriad awesome powers in a battle of Marvel vs. Capcom. In addition, with Brie Larson taking on the role of Carol Danvers in the MCU, the popularity of Captain Marvel is inevitably set to explode.


Resident Evil has a new entry coming out in January, and while we have no indication of whether or not one of its most notorious bad guys, Wesker, makes an appearance, he makes for a great pick for the series. Wesker's physics-bending moves and Matrix-esque abilities were an awesome fit for the series in his previous appearance, and it would be cool to see those expanded upon in the fourth main entry.


This big bad has appeared in the series before, but with Infinity War looming, and all of the build-up to this point, now would be as good a time as any for the powerful villain to make his grand re-entry. With past entries including Galactus and Onslaught as final bosses, Thanos could very well fill that role as well.

Mega Man

Capcom's underutilized Blue Bomber missed out on Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and we weren't happy about it. Bring Mega Man back and give him his arsenal of abilities to play with. In fact, let him accumulate other abilities from the combatants he faces to give it a true Mega Man vibe.

On the final page, we wrap up our wishlist.

Jessica Jones

The super-strong private eye from the Alias comic books and the self-titled Netflix series has received a massive boost in popularity and would make for a great fit in a fighting game. Maybe leave out the bottles of whiskey to keep it a "T" rated game.


Rashid of the Turbulent Wind debuted in Street Fighter V and became a quick fan favorite with his acrobatic moveset and charismatic demeanor. With Marvel vs. Capcom becoming an increasingly vertical fighter with each passing entry, Rashid's fighting style would play into that particularly well.


The Merc with the Mouth was a fantastic addition in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, with Nolan North providing the perfect voice for this loud and hilarious hero. With Deadpool smashing box office records earlier this year... well, you know where we're going with this one.

R. Mika

The high-flying masked wrestler from the Street Fighter Alpha series recently left her mark on Street Fighter V, and now she can bring her skills to the Marvel vs. Capcom series for the first time. With a moveset that mimics professional wrestling, she perfectly fits into the over-the-top action of the series.


This super powerful hero has a big set of moves that would translate well to a fighting game about superheroes. From his ability to phase through other characters/environmental items to his gift of flight, Vision is a well-rounded character that could prove to be quite formidable in a game like Marvel vs. Capcom.

Tron Bonne

Tron Bonne's invincible assist in the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 made her a mainstay in the competitive scene. While that exploit has since been patched out through Ultimate MvC 3, her awesome dinner rush Super kept her a relevant fan favorite in the game.

Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

The new Ms. Marvel, who appears in Marvel's Champions series, has unique powers that could play extremely well into the Marvel vs. Capcom formula. With the ability to manipulate the length and mass of different parts of her body, Kamala Khan could play like a modified version of Street Fighter's Dhalsim, but with a whole lot more options.

Frank West

The photographer of Dead Rising fame is reprising his role once again in the fourth entry of that series, so why not bring him back for the fourth entry of this series? With more ridiculous ways to take on the hordes of undead in Capcom's latest zombie-slaying romp, he could bring some of those to the Marvel vs. Capcom arena, including a Super that could include his new powerful exo-suits from Dead Rising 4.

Jean Grey

Phoenix appeared in the last game, but what about regular ol' Jean Grey? She's powerful enough on her own, but give her a Super to transform her into a crazy powerful version of Phoenix that puts the one in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to shame.

Jin Saotome

The robot pilot from Cyberbots made appearances in Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2, but was absent from the most recent entry. With a Super that placed him in a mech and let you fire at opponents from a first-person perspective, his unique take on the fighting genre is right at home in this chaotic franchise.


In the comics, X-23 recently took over for Logan as the one who bears the name "Wolverine," so it would make even more sense that, in addition to Logan, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 includes X-23. Though her inclusion would mostly be an expansion on her appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, hopefully they can do even more to differentiate her from Logan.


The electric green beast is one of the most iconic Street Fighter characters, but he has never appeared in a Marvel vs. Capcom game. We say it's time for the shocking and rolling to make their ways to the crossover series.

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