In anticipation of the February 15 release of "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" on Xbox 360 and PS3, we're bringing you daily showdown spotlights pitting a Marvel character against a Capcom character. Each entry features game artwork and screenshots, character bios, gameplay videos, our officially unofficial character play style commentary and polls to so you can tell us who you think would win if these two characters clashed!
Today we’re pitting Dormammu--the Lord of Chaos--against Morrigan, the sexy succubus! Enjoy today's Dormammu vs. Morrigan 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
|Dormammu character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
Universe: Marvel, Dr. Strange
First Appearance: STRANGE TALES #126
Real Name: Dormammu
Brief Bio: A terrible and mystical entity, Dormammu has existed for eons, spreading his evil throughout the known universes and absorbing those he corrupts into his own Dark Dimension. Time and time again The Dread One plotted to add our world to his nightmare reality but has been humiliated, defeated and banished by Earthss Sorcerer Supremes, particularly Dr. Stephen Strange. Dormammu rages on, stoking the flames of his boundless hatred for Earth and its denizens to new heights!
Powers: A being of incalculable mystic energy, Dormammu can do nearly anything he desires and he is all but omnipotent in the Dark Dimension. However, he can still be banished and bound by those who understand the laws of magic.
Play Style: Dormammu takes a ton of damage, so you’re going to want to keep him out of direct melee scuffles. Dark Hole and Purification help to keep opponents from closing the distance, and once you’ve powered up his Dark Spell specials (Destruction and Creation), you can unleash an unholy onslaught of hellfire on your enemies that hits full-screen! Also, Stalking Flare is great to just throw out if you find yourself in a bind because it tracks and does great chip damage. Do not let your enemies get close to the Dread Dormammu!
Dormammu's partial moves list via the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" Facebook page:
|Morrigan character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
Universe: Capcom, Dark Stalkers
First Appearance: "Dark Stalkers: The Night Warriors"
Real Name: Morrigan Aensland
Alignment: Girls just wanna have fun! (Neutral)
Brief Bio: Morrigan is the adopted daughter of Belial Aensland, the ruler of the Makai, the demon realm. She’s supposed to inherit the throne when her father dies, but until then she just wants to have fun, fight and cause havoc in the human world. A succubus, she preys on the dreams and life essences of sleeping humans. When she’s not sucking the life from people she’s fighting other Darkstalkers, cosmic entities of destruction, and Demitri Maximoff, an extremely violent vampire with his sights on taking over the Makai.
Powers: Morrigan is a very powerful demon capable of transforming her limbs into different types of blades and slashing implements, firing eldritch energy at her enemies, and she can become a cloud of bats to avoid attacks. Thanks to her demonic nature, she also possesses enhanced strength, speed, reflexes and flight.
Play Style: This sultry succubus can fire her Soul Spark to keep enemies locked down while she air dashes in to start her assault. She has a ton of quick normals, but what’s really important is learning how to effectively utilize her Shadow Servant hyper. Shadow Servant puts another Morrigan on the screen behind her enemy that copies all of the original’s attacks. If you hit the enemy once, they’re going to be comboed for HUGE damage. One Morrigan’s enough to deal with, but two? Oh the humanity!
Morrigan'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!