Marvel has a ton of characters to choose from. In fact, it’s probably an endless amount. The odds of your favorite character not being on this list is pretty high as a result, I’ll admit. That being said, I wanted to look at some of the more obscure characters we should get in MvC: Infinite. These are not obscure by name, but more on how often they’ve been seen in games.
Seeing as Black Panther is already going to be the first DLC character, he was excluded from this list. Take a look, and let us know what your favorite one is. Did they make the list?
Danny Rand – Iron Fist
I understand that the Netflix Marvel universe isn’t crossing over into the MCU. That’s great. This is a game rather than a film, however, and Iron Fist would fit perfectly into Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Martial arts abilities aside, just think of everything Iron Fist could bring to the table.
Imagine being in the middle of a combo with Iron Fist and seeing Shou-Lao rip across the screen? I mean seriously, a giant dragon in the middle of a combo as a super move pretty much beats the house. We could also have it set up where we summon his chi in order to activate the Iron Fist for more powerful moves.
Iron Fist always has been one of my favorite characters, and seeing him in the game would not only be nostalgic for me, but also add some good depth to the fighting.
Vision – The Avengers
Vision surprised me not being one of the launch characters in the game. He is, after all, one of the three Avengers which helped defeat Ultron at the end of the film along with Iron Man and Thor. Equipped with the mind gem, Vision is the most powerful Avenger. He can pass through walls, fight incredibly well seeing as he can anticipate his enemy’s moves before they come and shoot and energy beam from the stone.
Did I forget to say the Vision can fly? Yeah, there’s that too. He would admittedly act as more of a ranged character than up close, but the ability to teleport and pass through items would allow Vision some interesting juggle combo abilities. Seeing as a number of other Avengers are in the game, and the main villain is the Avenger’s main nemesis, Vision seems like a lock for a DLC character.
Green Goblin – Spider-Man
Spider-man is in the game, so why isn’t his main nemesis? There are plenty of storylines available for him, and his move list is pretty extensive. We could use Harry on his flying board, throw those pumpkin bombs and even shoot projectiles from the board.. The bombs would make excellent stun weapons, and the juggle combo options are endless.
Green Goblin would be one of the most intense up close fighters in the game, considering can fight both on the ground and in the air. Think about it. A few up close shots on the ground could be followed up by a pumpkin bomb knocking your enemy into the air. You could complete the combo with an aerial attack from your board and then end with a super move consisting of an onslaught of bullets from the glider. Sounds good to me. Count me in.
Loki – The Avengers
Loki is surprisingly under utilized in games considering how often he pops up in the films. Marvel is known more for its heroes than villains, and Loki would make a considerable addition to the game. For one, he would fit in perfectly with the game’s storyline. As a DLC character, Loki would have plenty of abilities to play off of. Not known for physical fighting skills, Loki would play better as a ranger character.
Using energy beams from his staff, Loki could also use a super move where he creates multiple images of himself in order to increase his power. He hasn’t appeared in a game like this to date, and it would be interesting to see how it pans out. His connection to the Avengers storyline would also allow for easy integration.
Carnage – Spider-Man
Cletus Kasady is often the forgotten version of Spider-man. This is rather surprising, considering homicidal mass murderers are usually remembered quite easily. Cletus became Carnage after merging with a piece of the symbiote left behind by Eddie Brock (Venom) in a prison break. He is so powerful that Spider-man and Venom, both enemies, had to agree to put their differences aside and team up to defeat him.
Not only can Carnage shoot webs from any part of his body, but he can also form weapons from the projectiles such as knives and swords. He is much faster and stronger than both Venom and Spider-Man combined, and he would make an excellent character choice for the Marvel side.
Mark Spector – AKA Moon Knight
Probably the character with the biggest cult following who has hardly been used in games. Up until now, Moon Knight’s biggest outings have been LEGO games. A Jewish Marine, he later became a boxer and a mercenary. His origin as Moon Knight starts in the Egyptian desert, where locals find him after being defeated in combat. They take him to the temple of the moon god, where he dies. The God appears to him and offers him a second chance at life if he becomes the god’s form on Earth. Enter Moon Knight.
Moon Knight is an expert at hand to hand combat, but also throwing weapons such as darts and knives. Initially using armor, he upgraded his costume and weapons later on to adamantium. He can not fly, but his powers are enhanced depending on how much moonlight there is. Some of his weapons include grappling hooks, bolas, knives, swords, darts, etc. With such a huge variety of weapons at his disposal, as well as a decent cult following, Moon Knight would be an intriguing character in MvC: Infinite
Granted, Daredevil has no real “superpowers”, but his fighting skills are incredible. He could use his double sticks as a main weapon, including having them tie up enemies for combos. With no X-Men characters included in the game this time around, Daredevil could act as a poor man’s replacement for Wolverine.
Using his speed, Daredevil’s super moves could be based on his skills and weapons, just as Wolverine’s were based around his claws. A Daredevil version of Berzerker Barrage could work as well, Simply not having any superpowers shouldn’t mean they aren’t included in the game. Many characters such as Chris Redfield and even Ryu don’t have real powers. They instead rely on their skills as Daredevil would.
I’d like to see Daredevil in conjunction with Iron Fist, especially with the Defenders out now on Netflix. The Marvel TV series is incredibly popular, and Capcom could capitalize pretty well by having such a popular character.
We’ve included 15 characters we’d like to see between both our Marvel and Capcom lists. That’s half of the launch roster as it is, so who knows how many will make it in? Did yours make the list?
Let us know what you think below, and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite launches this September on Xbox One.