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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Colossus vs. Jin

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 Colossus vs. Jin spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll below, visit the official "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" site and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!

Fighter Name: Colossus

Real Name: Piotr Rasputin

Universe: Marvel, X-Men

First Appearance: "GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1"

Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: Russia

Brief Bio: Once just a simple Russian farm boy, Piotr Rasputin became a core member of the X-Men's second generation. While his organic steel skin protects him from bullets, this X-Man has dealt with just as much heartache as he has bone breaks, losing his brother Mikhail, his sister Illyana and his love Kitty Pryde. Colossus joined the X-Men's archenemy Magneto for a time, seemingly sacrificing his life to cure the mutant-killing Legacy Virus Having since returned, Colossus fights for the people he loves and the ideas he believes in. Don't get in his way.

Powers: Colossus can transform his entire body into an organic steel-like substance. While armored, his strength and endurance are vastly increased and he can survive temperatures of up to 9000 degrees Fahrenheit!

Special Moves: Giant Swing, Power Tackle, Super Armor, Power Drive

Quote: "Now you know what it feels like to battle the X-Men!"

Fighter Name: Jin

Real Name: Jin Saotome

Universe: Capcom

First Appearance: "Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness"

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

Citizenship: Japan

Brief Bio: Living in a world where piloted mechs fight each other like street fighters, only bigger, Jin isn't too far from his robot, the BX-02 Blodia. In fact, you'll see its hand delivering him to his matches in "MvC2." Out to avenge the death of his father like any good fighting game protagonist, Jin will get the truth one mangled mech at a time. Aside from "MvC2", Jin and his mech are hidden characters in the Dreamcast classic and untapped franchise "Tech Romancer."

Powers: Jin calls on his giant robot, BX-02 Blodia, to pound and blast his opponents. His own attacks tend to light his opponents on fire.

Special Moves: Saotome Fire, Saotome Dynamite, Saotome Typhoon, Saotome Typhoon, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan, Saotome Cyclone

Quote: "Whether you're metal or flesh, I'll destroy you!"

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Yeah, winning with Colossus against Jin is too conditional. So I'd have to give the win to Jin despite my favoring Colossus.


I think Jin has it on Colossus here. Colossus wouldn't make it easy for ol' Jin, but when the dust settled, Jin would be stumbling out of it victorious.


Hmm...In a one-on-one match... Jin definitely has the advantage. Many of his basic attacks do chip damage, even on Colossus. He's got more hypers and better hypers than Colossus; Typhoon can practically take half your health in one stroke, Blodia Vulcan can hit you anywhere on the screen, and Blodia punch is a DEVASTATING punch, especially at close range where you can be set afire, THEN hit by the robot fist. HOWEVER, Colossus is a HUGE threat when he's got enough super meters. His hyper armor, while not making him invincible, does allow him to exploit his combos and throws to make a run at anyone. And he does have good throw priority, especially in the air. His Power Dive, however, is exceptionally hard to hit anyone with; it's most effective in combos when the opponent is launched and stunned by fire, plasma, or electricity. Hammer throw does good damage, but it's hard to use; once he grabs an opponent, however, toggling the d-pad/joystick causes him to spin faster, increasing the damage it causes. Also, Power Tackle goes through light (single hitting) projectiles with no damage taken; this especially comes in handy when he uses it as an assist. However, it does have long recovery time, so it has to be used strategically.All-in-all, Jin and Blodia can certainly defeat Colossus. But if you go to sleep on Colossus, he could easily steal the match by exploiting his hyper armor and comboing his Power Tackle.*Here's a trump card Jin has that you may want to be wary of: if you defeat Jin's teammates and he's the last fighter left, once his health gets about halfway down, he automatically activates his OWN hyper armor! And he doesn't need any super meter to pull it off...Jin wins, 6-out-of-10...