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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Hulk vs. Zangief

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

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


Fighter Name: Hulk

Real Name: Bruce Banner

Universe: Marvel, Hulk

First Appearance: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #1

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

Citizenship: USA

Brief Bio: Bruce Banner never asked to be turned into the Incredible Hulk, but fate doesn't care about plans. During the launch of the Gamma Bomb, Bruce ran out onto the testing field to save a young boy only to find himself caught in the weapon's blast, bombarded with gamma radiation and changed forever. Now, you don't want to make him angry. You won't like him when he's angry. From smashing the military's Hulkbuster robots to crushing the Abomination and other gamma-fueled foes, the Hulk has proven time and time again that he's the strongest one there is.

Powers: The Hulk's incredible strength is directly proportional to how angry he is. The madder he gets, the stronger he gets.

Special Moves: Gamma Slam, Gamma Tornado, Gamma Charge

Quote: "Still the strongest in this or any other world!"


Fighter Name: Zangief

Real Name: Zangief

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," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: Russia

Brief Bio: Zangief fights for the glory of Mother Russia and to prove that he is the strongest, greatest wrestler in the world. Nicknamed the "Red Cyclone" because of his signature spinning lariat attack, he's not someone you want to mess with—the man trains by fighting bears! While the Russian phenom may not excel at combat from a distance, he's a terror up close. You don't want to get within reach of those massive paws, lest you fall victim to the awesome might of Zangief's Ultra Atomic Buster.

Powers: A massively powerful wrestler, Zangief is strong enough to wrestle bears and come out the victor.

Special Moves: Spinning Piledriver, Banishing Flat, Spinning Lariat, Flying, Powerbomb, Running Bear Grab, Final Atomic Buster, Ultra Atomic Buster, Mech-Zangief, Siberian Wildfire, Siberian Blizzard

Quote: "I apologize. I have damaged the floor with your head."


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We know that that this is no chalenge for the Hulk but unfortinatly they will weaken the hulk down so much that he has a good chance to win :juggernaut: [/spoiler]


LOL! That's like an unfair match... Hulk destroys Zangief in less than 10 seconds.


Zangief vs The green Giant. No competetion. Jade for the win...


Hulk vs zangeif........ No competion Hulk will destroy zangeif. Hulk will show no mercy towards him...... overall MARVEL will destroy Capcom! :hulk:


All I have to say is HULK SMASH! the end.


In the comics, Hulk wins every time, one-sided victory, period. On the GAME... not so simple.Hulk rocks in his own way, but his downfall is he only has a few moves and they all have HUGE LAG TIME. If you don't cancel his basic attacks with Gamma Slam or something, he's gonna get nailed. The good news is, he has hyper armor, so he can take a hit or two without being interrupted. Zangief lags too, but the beautiful thing about it is 1) it's not as bad as Hulk's lag; 2) he has quick moves to mix around with the slow. Also, several of his moves have nice priority; his backfist nullifies projectiles and his lariat/clothesline goes through projectiles. And hit Aerial Russian Slam doubles as a method of crossing the screen quickly and jumping in to attack, so he's actually deceptively agile.What really gives Zangief the fight, however, are his throws. Put it like this: if Hulk Gamma Charges at Zangief and Zangief blocks, Zangief could either Spinning Pile Driver, Siberian Suplex, Final Atomic Buster, or Ultra Atomic Buster, and Hulk would NOT be able to escape it. It's free-hit city basically. And if you've never been caught by Zangief on a counter before, lemme tell ya: IT SUCKS ROCKS. You lose anywhere from half-a-bar to three-fourths-a-bar instantly.And here's a little-known fact: while Hulk's Gamma Crush is one of the dopest hypers on the game... ZANGIEF'S SIBERIAN BLIZZARD TRUMPS IT! I don't get it either, but it's true.Here's an ironic thing: Hulk actually has a BETTER chance against Mega Zangief than regular Zangief. Because Mega can't block. But as long as Zangief can block, Hulk is in BIG trouble due to Zangief's ability to counter-attack.In the end, it's Hulk's huge hypers, chipping, and lag time vs. Zangief's huge hypers, high priority, and great counter-attacks. It would SEEM like the Hulk would take it, but that's the comics talking, not the gameplay.Zangief for the win, 7-out-of-10


Ok ya i guess this is the matchup you would expect for hulk...but uh Zangief is lucky to even be in the presence of the Hulk who could WRECK Zangief SO BAD it wouldn't even be funny to the die-hard HULK fans....but anyways Zangief has the roids in him to fight bears but not Hulk. LOL :hulk: :hulk:


Man, there is no way that Zangief could even keep up with the Hulk....but that doesn't mean that Zangief would go down easy!!!Hulk 100%!!! :hulk: :hulk: :hulk: :hulk: :hulk:


THeres no way Zangief stands a chance againts The Incredible Hulk.