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Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Showdown Spotlight: Magneto vs. Arthur

See how we size 'em up and then vote in our poll to pick who you think gets the KO in MvC3!

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 Magneto – The Master of Magnetism – against Arthur, a peerless knight of legend!  Talk about a clash of the titans! Enjoy today's Magneto vs. Arthur 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
Magneto character art from Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Real Name: Max Eisenhardt
Alignment: Villain
Brief Bio: The man known as Magneto discovered his unique metal-bending mutant ability when he was trying to rescue his daughter Anya from a burning building.  Distracted by an angry mob he failed and turned his newfound abilities on the group, slaughtering them all.  This anger carried over into his super villain career as the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.  Magneto doesn’t believe in peaceful coexistence between mutants and humans and believes that homo superior are destined to inherit the earth and he will do what he must to ensure that happens.
Magneto is very literally the Master of Magnetism, capable of controlling any magnetic force or object.  He can bend metal with a thought, erect nearly impenetrable force fields, and at his most dangerous even throw off the balance between the Earth’s magnetic poles.
Play Style:
Like Wolverine, Magneto is primarily a rushdown character, specializing in quick normal attacks that lead to big combos.  His Electromagnetic Disruptor projectile is incredibly quick, capable of punishing almost any whiffed attack while doing great chip damage as well.  His triangle jump is incredibly fast and helps him pressure the opponent mercilessly.  His Magnetic Shockwave hyper can OTG and is useful as a DHC but really Magneto is all about the intimidation.  You don’t rule for ten years without developing a monstrous reputation.
Magneto's partial moves list via the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" Facebook page:

Arthur character art from Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Capcom, Ghosts 'n Goblins
First Appearance: "Ghosts 'n Goblins"
Real Name: Sir Arthur
Alignment: Hero
Brief Bio: A shining knight of the realm, Sir Arthur fights for the honor of Princes Prin-Prin.  When she is kidnapped by Astaroth and taken to the demon realm so that the evil demon king can finally open a path to the human world, Arthur dons his armor, grabs his lance, arrows, and magic bottles and sets out to save the Princess, doing whatever it takes against overwhelming odds and insurmountable enemies.  Nothing will stop him.
Arthur is a sword master of the highest degree and a deadeye with archaic ranged weaponry.  He also has access to various magic abilities and nearly impenetrable, though fleeting, magical armor.
Play Style: Arthur might be the least mobile fighter in the MvC3 roster.  He doesn’t have a dash or an air dash, and his double jump doesn’t really add too much to his game.  However, if you play him right you might not need to move much at all.  Arthur’s specials all have tons of range, Lance Toss, Fire Bottle Toss, and Ax Toss accompanied by his cross bow shots means he can lay down some serious suppressing fire to lock down enemies.  He also has some very meaty sword strikes with surprising range and the Goddess’ Bracelet hyper does tons of damage, lets Arthur move around while firing ultra-fast projectiles, and can be comboed into.
Arthur'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!
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      WOW Really of corus magneto will win the fight.


      If you look at the pic, it looks like Magneto is surrendering to Arthur.Fat chance.


      Poor Arthur never stood a chance ! A guy covered in metal against the manipulator of all metals, this fight probly took all of 3 seconds, crumple, scream, squish.


      WOW¡¡¡¡ another smashing victory for Marvel, didnt saw that coming.Anyway, Arthur can use magic, and if it gets heavy he can just take off his armor and keep fighting his underwear off.


      Arthur got owned by Magneto in episode 3!