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 Dr. Doom vs. Dhalsim 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: Dr. Doom
Real Name: Victor von Doom
Universe: Marvel, Fantastic Four
First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #5
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel Super Heroes," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Perennial foe of the Fantastic Four, and Reed Richards in particular, Victor von Doom has faced defeat after defeat at the hands of the FF, a fact that has only served to further his megalomaniacal ambitions. Born in Latveria to gypsies, Doom's mother lost her soul to the demon Mephisto while his father died protecting him from the harsh Latverian winter. Doom moved to America to further his scientific genius, but after an unfortunate explosion, Doom's face was horribly scarred. Combining his knowledge of the arcane magicks and science, Doom created a powerful suit of armor, moved back to Latveria, violently overthrew the government and proclaimed himself dictator for life. Since then he has battled nearly every heroic team on Earth and he won't stop until the whole world kneels before Doom.
Powers: Doctor Doom wears an incredibly advanced suit of armor that grants him super strength, flight and has access to a vast number of lethal technological gadgetry. He's also one of Earth's most skilled magicians.
Special Moves: Plasma Beam, Air Plasma Beam, Photon Shot, Air Photon Shot, Molecular Shield, Flight, Air Dash, Electric Cage, Photon Array, Air Photon Array, Sphere Flame
Quote: "Now you are where you belong, at my feet."
Fighter Name: Dhalsim
Real Name: Dhalsim
Universe: Capcom, Street Fighter
First Appearance: "Street Fighter 2"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: A peaceful soul who only engages in fighting to earn money for his village, Dhalsim lives at home with his wife, son and elephant when not battling in tournaments. But it's Dhalsim's strange fighting style—yoga-powered martial arts combined with his ability to stretch his limbs and breathe fire—that has helped earn him a place in fighting history.
Powers: Dhalsim is an extremely adept yoga mystic who can stretch his limbs, teleport and breathe fire.
Special Moves: Yoga Fire, Yoga Flame, Yoga Blast, Teleport, Flight, Air Dash, Yoga Inferno, Yoga Strike
Quote: "I will meditate and then destroy you."
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