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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Amingo vs. Blackheart

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

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.

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

Fighter Name: Amingo

Real Name: Amingo

Universe: Capcom

First Appearance: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" (Arcade)

Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: N/A

Brief Bio: One of the few original characters in "MvC2," Amingo is a bit of a mystery. A sort of living plant, his standard look is that of a fat cactus wearing a sombrero and gaucho pants. This Hispanic homage is only temporary though, as he shifts into many different plant-like forms during a fight. His goals involve saving his plant brothers, but since "MvC2" is one of the few Capcom fighters not to have character specific endings, we don't really know anymore.

Powers: Amingo's botanokinesis grants him the ability to control plants and vegetation. Amingo is also a shape shifter.

Special Moves: Little Cactus Grab, Little Cactus Punch, Little Cactus Kick, Flying Spiked Cactus Ball, Rushing Ball, Law of Vegetation, Sun's Blessing

Quote: N/A

Fighter Name: Blackheart

Real Name: Blackheart

Universe: Marvel, Ghost Rider

First Appearance: DAREDEVIL #270 (1989)

Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: Realm of Hell

Brief Bio: Created by the demon lord Mephisto from the accumulated evil energy of a town named Christ's Crown, Blackheart has pursued his sinister agendas in many ways over the years. Whether he's attempting to corrupt heroes such as Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher and Ghost Rider, or overthrowing his father to become the Lord of Hell, Blackheart has established his place in the Marvel Universe as a very dangerous and crafty villain.

Powers: Blackheart is able to levitate, alter his physical size and form, heal himself of most physical injuries, create various forms of supernatural energies and teleport between dimensions. He also possesses superhuman strength and speed.

Special Moves: Dark Thunder, Inferno, Armageddon, Judgement Day, Heart of Darkness

Quote:"You think this is Manipulative? Ha! This is my power at it's absolute weakest!"


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let me reveiw the facts. Amingo is a FREAKING plant thing and Blackheart is a demon from hell. So basicly Blackheart will burn Amingo alive


Blackheart may be slightly larger, but that doesn't mean he's slower. There's a reason he's often used in top-level competitive play and Amingo's not. Demons, Inferno, and Heart of Darkness alone can paralyze even a good Amingo player.


I... HATE... AMINGO... But he's a beast.Speed - Amingo (his combos are crazy, his maneuverability is good, and Blackheart is one of the stiffest characters in the game)Hypers - Blackheart (He had about 3-4 hyper attacks, all with decent chip damage)Basic Attacks - Blackheart (He has several normal attacks that launch "demons" at the opponent that hold them in place; excellent for setting up attacks)Special Attacks - Blackheart (his demon gate move puts a lot of pressure on opponents)Overall Defense - Blackheart (as a larger character, he takes hits pretty well. BUT, he's also a large, slow-moving target. His edge is that, when he dashes on the ground, he disappears from the screen)Overall Offense - Tie (Blackheart has more weapons, but Amingo's speed and comboability make him easily more dangerous)Assists - Blackheart, Anti-Air (follows opponent anywhere they're standing and freezes them for an instant if they're hit)On paper, Blackheart has everything going for him. But his slowness and his size make him VERY awkward to play with. Meanwhile, Amingo is a medium-sized character who is VERY fast, making his gameplay much more convenient. In a battle, Amingo will usually crush Blackheart.Amingo Wins, 8 out of 10.