Today we’re pitting Storm--mutant weather goddess/queen of Wakanda--against the dangerous demoness, Trish! Enjoy today's Storm vs. Trish spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll, check out all our MvC3 images and videos and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!
By Ben Chabala
|Storm character art from Marvel vs. Capcom 3|
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1
Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Brief Bio: Ororo grew up as a pickpocket on the mean streets of Cairo after her parents were killed. Then, once her mutant weather manipulation powers manifested, she found herself worshipped as a goddess by tribal peoples in the Serengeti. Eventually she joined Professor Xavier’s new band of X-Men and became the team leader, taking point whenever the X-Men clashed with evil mutants, mutant-hunting sentinel robots or alien invaders. Now she’s married to former Avenger T’Challa, the Black Panther, and is queen of Wakanda. Not bad for an orphaned thief, huh?
Powers: Storm can manipulate the world’s weather patterns, causing sudden changes in temperature and humidity as well as calling down rain, thunder, lightning, hail and all other manner of deadly weather disasters.
Play Style: Storm looks a lot slower than her god-tier MvC2 incarnation, but she’s kept a lot of her old tricks. Her Whirlwind and Double Typhoon specials keep enemies at the far side of the screen where they’re susceptible to her awesome Hail Storm hyper for big chip or big damage. Combine those traits with her astounding aerial capabilities and her extremely useful lightning Storm hyper, and Storm takes complete control of the skies.
|Trish character art from Marvel vs. Capcom 3|
Universe: Capcom, Devil May Cry
First Appearance: "Devil May Cry" 2001
Real Name: Trish
Brief Bio: Created by the evil demon king Mundus, Trish was supposed to lay a trap and lure Dante to his death on Mallet Island. However, the demoness ends up sympathizing with the hero, saving the son of Sparda from death at her master’s hands. Now she works freelance for Dante and Devil May Cry, safeguarding the mortal realm from all manner of supernatural incursions.
Powers: Trish has super-human strength, speed, agility and reflexes due to her demonic nature. She also wields a sort of electricity that she can use to shock foes.
Play Style: Fast and agile, Trish traverses the screen with ease, applying debilitating pressure one moment and barraging the enemy from a distance the next. While these hit-and-run tactics may seem annoying, Trish’s invisible traps make reaching her for a little revenge that much more difficult. Add in the fact that she has two long-range hypers and her Round Harvest Hyper tracks and does great chip damage, and Trish can keep you locked down without breaking a sweat.
Trish's partial moves list via the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" Facebook page:
Don't forget to pick up your copy of "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" for Xbox 360 or PS3 on February 15, and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!
Previous Showdown Spotlights: Hulk vs. Haggar | Iron Man vs. Ryu | Super-Skrull vs. Viewtiful Joe | M.O.D.O.K. vs. Tron Bonne | Wolverine vs. Akuma | Dormammu vs. Morrigan | Spider-Man vs. Zero | Shuma-Gorath vs. Chris Redfield | She-Hulk vs. Spencer | Doctor Doom vs. Jill Valentine