Sunday, August 9, 2009

10 characters that should be in Amingo's slot

When Marvel vs Capcom 2 came out, there had been nothing like it. 56 characters. There was something for everyone!

Sure, a lot of these characters where essentially ripped out of other games, like we've come to expect since then from M.U.G.E.N. But there where whole newly made characters as well!

Marvel got Cable and lesser known mutant Marrow. Capcom got Hayato from Star Gladiators, Jill from Resident Evil, Tron Bonne, of Megaman Legends fame(or as I call her, Our Holy Lady of the Beloved Drill attack), Sonson(a female version of a character from a really obscure game. Midnight Bliss?) and two new characters, femme pirate Ruby Heart and Humaniod Cactus Amingo.

Way Better than Lilith?

Why? Why put in new characters in a crossover game? You play a crossover game to watch the stars from a company(or whatever) beat the guys from the other. Amingo in particular, makes my blood boil because of various reasons, from the wrongo spanish in his name to how useless he is in battle.

I wanna know how this happened. It's not like Capcom was starving for characters they could put in there. Take a look at this list. Can you picture them looking at that list and saying "oh, yeah, we need a fuckin' giant Cactus!" and then going the extra mile to make sure they get the stupid thing in there, creating sprites and thinking of all the cool moves you can put on him.

So I'm making a list of characters that the MVC2 team could have put in place of Ruby Heart and Stupid abomination against God(er...I mean Amingo). I will try to keep this list within the confines of characters from Capcom who where never put to Sprites, because I am not just pretend substituting a slot, but whatever effort it took to create the whole character. Sorry, Street Fighter Alpha/3 Darkstalkers/ Cyberbots. Also of note, this is not a top 10 list. God knows those are dubious enough. This is a list of characters perfectly able to serve in MVC2, which I think personally, would have been better in lieu of the Fakexican Plant. I will only name characters who existed before 2000 and where made by Capcom. So, let's go!

10) Linn Kurosawa

Linn was a character in the Alien vs Predator sidescrolling beat-em-up, part of a team that was rounded up by two Predators and Arnold Schwarzenegger's character from Predator.
Arnie's also a retard cyborg.

Linn, was apparently a cyborg Superhuman, and would bust shit with her hands, guns, or even a katana. Takes some guts to punch those acid-bleeding Xenomorphs. Linn would recieve a couple of nods and winks later on. It was a licenced game, but it seems to me Capcom owns Linn. Why waste a perfectly good character, huh? I think she'd be perfect for Marvel vs Capcom.

And I'm not alone!

Remember Zero? From Megaman X? He's like Knuckles to Megaman's Sonic? Laser sword? Of course, the game already has four Megaman characters. But a) one of those attacks with a bouquet of flowers and B) AMINGO!

Zero would later show up at SNK vs Capcom. He would have rocked Marvel, though.
That's a 3-hit combo right there.

8)Mike Haggar

A fan favorite from the beat-em-up Final Fight, Mike Haggar is a lean, mean, badass mayor of a mayor American town. Haggar has also made other apearances, including in a Capcom wrestling game. So wrestling and politics, are his part time to kicking the asses of gang members. Quite possibly the most badass character ever to wear suspenders and green pants, Mike Haggar's apearance would have been pretty fan-pleasing.


Eliza and Sari are the love interests of Street Fighter characters Ken and Dhalsim, respctively. Not a whole lot is known about them. They are not known to have fighting skills. But in any case, the same could have been said of Jin from Cyberbots. This could have been a chance to take this characters out of the backgrounds and endings they inhabit and into the game. Just sayin' is all.

Tech hit!

6)Resident Evil's Hunter/Licker

Back before Resident Evil went all 28 weeks later on us, there where enemies like this to break up the monotony of the slow, shambling Zombies. Licker's in particular could have been awesome to play as, especially if teamed up with Jill Valentine. Both are forgotten now, but for the RE movies. Let us not got there.
Well, maybe just the licker.

5) The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster is the primary antagonist of the Strider series. Mostly a shadowy figure behind a cloak, I personally didn't know much about him. However, th feeling of beating a guy and hearing him say "to the pits of hell with you!" is all I need. Besides, MVC2 needs more evil guys.

4)Tessa/Tabasa from Red Earth/Warzard

Tessa is a witch from the rare fighting game Red Earth. And she's since shown up in Pocket Fighters, SNK vs Capcom and other games. This kinda breaks my rule, since she had sprites way before MVC2 existed. But in that case, the sprites where too good,the animation too sleek to possibly show up in that game. But they could have made a "Vs friendly" version. With the same time and skill spent making the pirate girl.
I DO want to se a magic trick!

3) Regina (Dino Crisis)

Of course, the problem here is that Dino Crisis is just Resident Evil with Dinosaurs. Which means Regina would amount to a Jill clone. On the other hand...
I was walkin down the street/feeling real neat...

2)Geki (Street Fighter)

There's lot's of characters I am not letting in this list simply because their sprites would'nt have to have been remade. One of those is Vega, the clawed Matador you may also know as Balrog. The other is R. Mika.

The world wasn't ready...

Ahem, but back to Vega. He was inspired by this guy from the first Street Fighter game. Sure, a clawed Ninja isn't as awesome as a Clawed Ninja Narcissist Spaniard Matador. But it would have done good for this underrepresented character.

Okay, only barely better than a Cactus.

1)Tiffany Lords(Rival Schools)

No words.

In any case, Capcom, consider this guys the next you make a crossover fighting game, whether it be SNK, Marvel, Tatsunoko or Whatever else, whenever you feel the urge to add new characters.
And ask yourselves: is this character better than Tiffany Lords?


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