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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Magneto vs. M. Bison

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.

Make sure to pick up "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" when it's released for X-Box Live Arcade on July 29 and PSN August 13.

Enjoy today's Magneto vs. M. Bison 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!


Fighter Name: M. Bison
Real Name: M. Bison
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"
Citizenship: None
Brief Bio: Undisputed leader of Shadaloo and master of Psychopower, M. Bison is as close to evil as you can get. He was the hand guiding the first and second World Warrior tournaments and a lot of the combatants entered just to get a crack at him. Bison intended to capture the best fighters from the tournaments and brainwash them into becoming his personal army. He plays a role in many of the Street Figther character's stories and never in a good way. He ordered Chun Li's father's murder and killed Guile's best friend Charlie. He cloned Cammy and conditioned her to be his perfect assassin, Killer Bee. Smart, devious, powerful, and lacking any sort of conscious, M. Bision ranks as one of the most evil dictators of all time.
Bison is an extremely powerful martial artist who uses his own special brand of "psycho power" in combat. Completely relentless and without mercy Bison doesn't think twice before crushing his enemies beneath his boot heels.
Special Moves: Psycho Shot, Psycho Field, Double Knee Press, Bison Warp, Head Press, Somersault Skull Diver, Psycho Crusher, Psycho Explosion, Knee Press Knightmare
Quote: "I have the ultimate power. You have nothing."

Fighter Name: Magneto
Real Name: Max Eisenhardt
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: X-MEN #1
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Citizenship: Unrevealed
Brief Bio: Magneto was born Erik Lensherr, a small Jewish boy, during the holocaust of WWII. He survived the Auschwitz death camp and met Magda, the love of his life. They married and had a child, Anya. His powers first manifest when he was trying to save his daughter Anya from a burning building, but a mob distracted him and Anya was killed. In frustration Magneto murdered the rabble rousers and fled to Israel where he met Professor Xavier.  The two often discussed matters of human/mutant relations however, once Erik discovered that their two views were incompatible he left to begin his war on humanity.  Once the ruler of his own nation, Magneto is one of the most dangerous mutants on the planet.  Cross him at your own peril.
Powers: Magneto has power over all the forms of magnetism. He can bend steel, disrupt or utilize wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, create force fields, and take apart complex machinery in seconds just to give you a few examples. For all intents and purposes the Master of Magnetism's powers are nearly limitless.
Special Moves: EM Disruptor, Hyper Grav, Magnetic Blast, Forcefield, Magnetic Shockwave, Magnetic Tempest
Quote: "Homo superiors shall rule this world!"


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Bison's Psychopower is mighty but he inconveniently wears way too much metal on his body for a fight with Magneto.


Magneto. Bison's moveset is too limiting for him to win against the Master of Magnetism. If it were his Street Fighter Alpha 3 incarnation, that would be a different story.