Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Iron Man vs. Mega Man

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

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One of the most celebrated fighting games in history returns for another round! Nine years after taking the arcade gaming scene by storm and over six years after making its original home console debut, "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes" will soon juggle-combo its way onto Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and PS3's PSN!

In anticipation of the "MvC2"s next-gen debut, we're bringing you daily showdown spotlights pitting a Marvel character against a Capcom character. Each entry features official game artwork, character bios and polls to determine which universe really brings the heat.

Make sure to pick up "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" when it's released for X-Box Live Arcade on July 29 and PSN soon.

Enjoy today's Iron Man vs. Mega Man spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll below, visit the official "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" site and come back next week for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!

Oh, and we actually have a special treat for this showdown, the first episode of our "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" featurettes! Enjoy!


Fighter Name: Iron Man
Real Name: Anthony Stark
Universe: Marvel, The Avengers
First Appearance: TALES OF SUSPENSE #39
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Citizenship: USA
Brief Bio: When evil threatens innocent lives, brilliant industrialist and genius engineer Tony Stark dons a robotic suit of armor and flies into battle as the Invincible Iron Man. With super strength, flight and an extensive array of technological weaponry, Tony is equipped to deal with any threat. As awesome as being a super hero is, Tony also heads one of the world's largest companies, Stark International. How he finds time to save the world and manage a multi-billion dollar business empire we may never know, but he does so with the style and swagger of a man without a care in the world.
Powers:
Tony's Iron Man armor is equipped with an array of technological weaponry. From repulor blasts to laser beams, smart bombs, and immense cannons, ol' Shellhead is prepared for just about everything.
Special Moves: Uni-Beam, Repulsor Blast, Smart Bomb, Shoulder Rocket, Proton Cannon

Fighter Name: Mega Man
Real Name: Rock
Universe: Capcom, Mega Man
First Appearance: "Mega Man"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Citizenship: Japan
Brief Bio: Genius inventor Dr. Light created Rock, a humanoid robot, to be his lab assistant. Rock was content to help Dr. Light with experiments until Light's rival robotic engineer Dr. Wily created his own evil robots. When Wily threatened take over the world, Rock answered to a higher calling. He volunteered to become Dr. Light's champion and the world's savior, and was converted into the buster-blasting, ability-absorbing robotic hero known as Mega Man. He fights Wily's robotic minions and uses their special powers against them for the good of all and he hasn't even hit puberty yet.
Powers: The little blue robot boy has super strength and speed due to his cyborg nature. He can charge up and fire beams of energy from his Mega Buster arm cannon. Also, after defeating boss enemies he can absorb their abilities into his Mega Buster and use them at will.
Special Moves: Mega Buster, Mega Upper, Weapon Change: Rock Ball, Tornado Hold, Leaf Shield, Hyper Mega Man, Rush Drill, Beat Plane
Quote: "Right on! Now, what new powers have I obtained?!"

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      Spider-Warrior123
      Spider-Warrior123

      Look its really simple. Megaman would win because he is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awsome

      Battlecataclysmi
      Battlecataclysmi

      HA! Thought I wouldn't come back to this one didja!Of course, Iron Man's got his big beam hyper, which is quick and deadly. Also, his regular laser attack does GREAT chip damage. Iron Man can fly, air dash, run infinites, all that good stuff. I think what I like most about him is his knee drop (I always drop, then go right back to flying and drop again... it's REALLY irritating!) and his basic HP, which actually stops most projectiles on tha game! A nice cornering move I learned is HP, HCB+HP. It does INCREDIBLE damage when it hits...Now, let's talk about MegaMan. HE'S got a big beam hyper too; it's just a bigger beam. However, it doesn't do as much damage or start up as quickly as Iron Man's. No problem; he's got two other hypers to rely upon.But his hypers aren't his best traits anyway. Ya know why MegaMan rocks? His basic HP is a FIREBALL! And not just ANY fireball; a fireball that eats up CHUNKS of health! It doesn't do any chip damage, but it's regular damage makes it formidable. And here's a tip: you can DOUBLE-FIREBALL if you jump, fire one just before you land, and fire another upon landing! Two quick hits = HUGE advantage.Another underestimated move: the Tornado hold. It's small, it's quick... but IT STOPS ANYTHING. Furthermore, it tosses the opponent up for a quick air combo set! Not to mention, tornado hold can also become leaf shield, which does great chip damage and allows even MORE MegaMan combo options.But perhaps the most dangerous thing about MegaMan is this: HE'S AN EXCELLENT HAND-TO-HAND COMBATANT. People know Mega for shooting because of his previous games. But on this game, he's basically a mini-shotokan! (Ironically, Mega actually has both a 'hadoken' and a 'shoryuken' power up hidden in one of the later games of his career.) He has a throw that has just as much priority as Ryu's, works in the air just like Ryu's, AND LOOKS just like Ryu's! And I already mentioned his fireball which, again, is an insta-hadoken (or a DOUBLE hadoken, if you use it the way I do). He's got an "dragon-uppercut" that, like Ken, can be activated in midair. Frankly, the only thing the boys' missing is a hurricane kick and a raging demon! Add to all that the fact that he's a small target with decent defense and stamina, and MegaMan throws DOWN.To make a long story short, Iron Man is a great fighter... but MegaMan has the skills to take him on and WIN, as long as you don't underestimate him!MegaMan for the win, 7.5-out-of-10.

      XwarpathX
      XwarpathX

      well in all the marvel games megaman owns, I mean hes like the easiest and funnest character to use, mega man all the way

      -Whiplash-
      -Whiplash-

      Okay.I have forgoed my oppinnions.I will only based my opinnion of the tier list. (the list of how good each charecter is, and my experiances of having this game.)and the winner is Iron Man.God Tier: Sentinel (the most rigged charecter EVER)StormMagnetoCable Top Tier: CyclopsIron ManWar MachineDoctor DoomStriderSpiralUpper Tier: BlackheartPsylockeCaptain CommandoTron BonneDhalsimAnakaris Middle Tier: CammyColossusGambitIcemanJuggernautMarrowGuileMega ManOmega RedRogueRuby HeartCharlieB.B.HoodKenLow Tier: AkumaRyuSilver SamuraiM.BisonCaptain AmericaJinJillWolverineWolverine - ClawVenomFeliciaMorriganSakuraSonSonBottom Tier: AmingoChun-LiHayatoSabretoothHulkShuma-GorathSpidermanThanosZangiefDanServbot Roll Tier: Roll