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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins: Iron Man, Thor & Thanos

We're wrapping up our player profiles of 'Marvel vs. Capcom Origins' with Iron Man, Thor and Thanos!

"Marvel vs. Capcom" Origins now available on PlayStation Network & Xbox Live Arcade

With the release of “Marvel vs. Capcom Origins” on PlayStation Network and 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

Iron Man


First Appearance

“MvC Origins” Appearances
: Playable character in “Marvel Super Heroes"

: Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark runs one of the most lucrative companies on the face of the planet--and on the side he protects said planet from all sorts of evil as the armored avenger, Invincible Iron Man. Wounded in Vietnam, Tony built the first suit of armor to keep a piece of shrapnel from piercing his heart, but what began as a tool for survival quickly transformed into a brutal instrument of high tech justice. From CEO to Avenger to the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony’s done everything but take a day off.

Where He Was in 1995
: When the West Coast Avengers disbanded, Tony Stark founded Force Works, a new super hero squad starring Wonder Man, Spider-Woman, U.S. Agent and the Scarlet Witch, among others. In their very first mission they end up taking on the Kree, a tall order for a new team, and when Wonder Man is seemingly killed…well, things could definitely have started off better.



First Appearance

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

: A member of the Norse Pantheon, the son of Odin and God of Thunder, Thor’s been around longer than almost any other hero he fights alongside. Sent to Earth by his father so that he might learn humility, Thor took the mortal form of Dr. Donald Blake, with no memory of his true Asgardian nature. In time he recovered his powers and his mighty hammer Mjolnir with which he smashes the forces of evil as a member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Where He Was in 1999
: Thor battled the deadly Dark Gods who had lain waste to Asgard and attacked the gods of Olympus. He took on Perrikus, the God of Power, who found a way to obliterate Mjolnir and transform the once noble Asgardian into a mere mortal. Luckily, with a little help from his friends, the Odinson defeated his would-be destroyers and returned his home to its former beauty.



First Appearance
: IRON MAN (1968) #55

“MvC Origins” Appearances
: Playable character in “Marvel Super Heroes"

: Thanos of Titan, a monstrous megalomaniac from beyond the stars, lives only to impress Mistress Death. He destroyed millions of people on his home planet of Titan to prove his love, and collected the Infinity Gems--Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time--to create the Infinity Gauntlet, which made him omnipotent. He then used his vast powers to destroy half the living beings in the universe. Luckily a collection of heroes have always managed to defeat him, counteract his schemes, and get rid of that pesky gauntlet. Thanos remains one of the most deadly villains in all of this reality.

Where He Was in 1995
: Still smarting after of his defeat in the Infinity Saga, Thanos kept to himself somewhere in the blackness of space, no doubt plotting his violent return to power.

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