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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins: Gambit, Magneto & Psylocke

We continue profiling the player of 'Marvel vs. Capcom Origins' with Gambit, Magneto and Psylocke!

"Marvel vs. Capcom Origins"

In the lead up to “Marvel vs. Capcom Origins,” coming September 25 to PlayStation Network September 26 to Xbox Live Arcade, Marvel.com (along with our pals at Capcom Unity) thought it'd be fun to run through the roster and highlight each of the characters from both” Marvel Super Heroes” and the original “Marvel vs. Capcom,” meaning we've got a lot of ground to cover.

We’ll give you their full stats along with where they were during the time they appeared in “Marvel Super Heroes” (1995) and “Marvel vs. Capcom” (1999). You can catch new profiles on the Marvel characters right here every Tuesday and Friday, and Capcom has its own write up
right here.

By Ben Chabala



First Appearance

“MvC Origins” Appearances
: Playable character in “Marvel vs. Capcom"

: The X-Men’s Ragin’ Cajun grew up a pickpocket in the Big Easy, the adopted heir of Jean-Luc LeBeau, patriarch of the Thieves Guild. Charming, deadly, a master thief and an extremely powerful mutant to boot, Gambit had it made until he got mixed up with Mr. Sinister, an evil master manipulator. Rémy unknowingly helped Sinister kick start the Morlock Massacre, something that haunts him to this day. Later he joined the X-Men and fell in love with his teammate Rogue. He’s stolen priceless artifacts, thrown down with the heaviest hitters in the galaxy, and gotten the girl more than a few times, but at the end of the day Gambit’s just looking for a good time.

Where He Was in 1999
: Gambit starred in his own monthly series called, you guessed it, GAMBIT. The red-eyed robber blew up Celestial spaceships and traded blows with Blade, but nothing matched his duels with the X-Cutioner, culminating in an epic battle aboard a tumbling satellite.



First Appearance
: X-MEN (1963) #1

“MvC Origins” Appearances:
Playable character in “Marvel Super Heroes,” assist character in “Marvel vs. Capcom"

: The X-Men’s first and most unrelenting foe, the now reformed mutant terrorist loathes the human race. Born Max Eisenhart, he discovered his extraordinary abilities when an angry mob prevented him from saving his family from a burning building. From then on it was Magneto vs. the world. A true zealot, Magneto has held the world hostage on numerous occasions. In his more vitriolic days he commanded a fervent following, planned dastardly deeds from his asteroid headquarters, and even ruled his own nation for a time. Heaven help us should he turn back to the darkness.

Where He Was in 1995
: During the Age of Apocalypse storyline it was Magneto who led the X-Men against the undying En Sabah Nur, not Charles Xavier. He used his amazing magnetic abilities to protect both mutant and human from Apocalypse’s killing fields. At the end of the epoch Magneto and the evil, undying dictator join in glorious combat one final time.

Where He Was in 1999
: The Magneto War had enveloped the globe. High above Earth’s atmosphere, deep within the craggy recesses of Asteroid M, Magneto held the world hostage, threatening to shut down every piece of electronics with a sustained EMP wave. The X-Men attempted to shut him down, but in the end the villain walked away with Genosha, an all-mutant nation ruled by Magneto.



First Appearance

“MvC Origins” Appearances
: Playable character in “Marvel Super Heroes,” assist character in “Marvel vs. Capcom"

: Elizabeth Braddock, Betsy to her friends, grew up in the U.K. with her older brother Jamie and her twin Brian, better known as Captain Britain. Betsy worked for S.T.R.I.K.E.’s psi division after her mutant telepathy manifested, lost her eyes in the line of duty, then was kidnapped by the extra-dimensional media mogul Mojo, who gave her new cybernetic eyes but forced her to star in his wild tv shows. She joined the X-Men, swapped bodies with a ninja named Kwannon, trapped the Shadow King within her own mind, died, and was later resurrected. In fact, there's not much Psylocke hasn't done in her life.

Where She Was in 1995
: In SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #1 The Hellfire Club wanted J. Jonah Jameson dead for sticking his nose in where it didn’t belong. Spider-Man and the X-Men--namely Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, and Psylocke--battled it out with Hellfire minions while trying to keep the pesky publisher alive. Think the heroes got a “thank you”? Think again.

Where She Was in 1999
: Psylocke found herself fighting for the fate of the universe in the Brood and Badoon’s Contest of Champions. The telepathic mutant ninja took on the Invincible Iron Man, using her mental abilities to trick Tony into seeing her as the Lady Mandarin. Unfortunately for Betsy, Iron Man saw through her illusion and hit her with a healthy heaping of electricity, knocking her out of the tournament.

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