Today we’re pitting M.O.D.O.K.--A.I.M.'s malevolent mega-minded mechanized scientist--against the mechanical might of Tron Bonne! Enjoy today's M.O.D.O.K. vs. Tron Bonne 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
|M.O.D.O.K. character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
Universe: Marvel, Captain America
First Appearance: TALES OF SUSPENSE #94
Real Name: George Tarleton
Brief Bio: Born George Tarleton, Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M). mutated his body and transformed him into the world’s most sophisticated computing organism. But the new Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing outgrew the ambitions of his creators and after killing them, re-named himself M.O.D.O.K., Designed Only for Killing! Assuming leadership of A.I.M., M.O.D.O.K. has used his vast resources and prodigious intellect to terrorize the world!
Powers: M.O.D.O.K. possesses superhuman intelligence that allows him to see outcomes of projected plans far in advance and makes him a devious tactician. He also has an exosuit and hoverseat littered with hi-tech killing devices for combat.
Play Style: Little to no range on a vast majority of his normals and his huge hitbox make M.O.D.O.K. extremely susceptible to rushdown tactics. Luckily he has forcefields to keep foes at a distance where he can bombard them with his slew of long-range specials. The trick is to build Understanding with his Analysis Cube quickly, that way you can unleash the full potential of his attacks as early as possible.
M.O.D.O.K.'s partial moves list via the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" Facebook page:
|Tron Bonne character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
Universe: Capcom, Mega Man Legends
First Appearance: “Mega Man Legends” 1997
Real Name: Tron Bonne
Brief Bio: Tron is a member of the Bonne pirate family, creating and maintaining a whole host of mechanical monstrosities for her family's devious deeds. However, Tron certainly isn’t all bad, and she actually has a huge crush on her arch-riva, Mega Man Volnutt. When she isn’t trying to convince Mega Man to join her or helping her brothers with pirate shenanigans, she’s working on her miniature Servbot minions, fine-tuning them to better serve her every whim.
Abilities: Tron pilots a mechanical masterpiece she fondly refers to as Gustaff that comes equipped with an array of weapons, chief among them, the drill! Her Servbot minions also help her out in battle.
Play Style: Tron is all about creating pressure situations with Bonne Strike, training her opponents to block, and then catching them with her command grab, the Bonne Mixer. She can low OTG assist into a whole host of damaging combos afterwards, so beware her throws! If she needs to put some distance between her and her enemies she can use her Servbot Launcher and Beacon Bomb to make space and keep opponents from rushing her down. Add to that some phenomenal normal attacks and Tron’s going to see herself working on point more than her MvC2 incarnation ever did.
Tron Bonne'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!