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Most Requested Marvel Vs Capcom 3 DLC Characters

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After digging through the forum communities at Capcom Unity, GameFAQs, and Shoryuken for several days, I was able to compile each of their “request DLC characters” topics into a single handy list. In their topics, they asked users to vote for three Capcom characters and three Marvel characters that they would like to see added to Marvel Vs Capcom 3 as DLC.

The list I made from combining the topics from the three sites contains votes from HUNDREDS of users. With so many possible characters for hundreds of people to choose from (over 300 were named), every single one in this top 25 should be viewed as a fan favourite, or as a character that should receive careful consideration from Capcom to join Jill and Shuma-Gorath on the DLC roster.

Below are the top 25 requested characters according to the results of all three sites combined as of January 10, 2010.

Keep in mind that the three sites are still continuing their DLC request topics for another 10 to 15 days each. I would imagine that the final results from all sites are likely to be mostly the same as what’s below, only with higher numbers.

Feb. 20, 2011 Update: It’s been several weeks and the numbers below have risen substantially, with the highest voted characters having about 1600 votes. I won’t bother tallying them up again, since I am aware that the results would not change significantly from 1st to 15th. While the number of votes listed below are outdated, the positions of the characters are not.



It’s a bit of a shock that Street Fighter’s supreme bad dude fills in the last slot of the top 25 requested character list. Many folks online have been hoping dearly for more Capcom villains, since the Marvel side has a substantial amount. It makes some sense that everyone’s favourite dictator is so low though. After all, his moveset isn’t really fitting for the Marvel Vs Capcom sort of gameplay.


Back in the 1990s when the X-Men animated cartoon aired each Saturday, Rogue was a pretty big deal and she was probably on the minds of a lot of little boys who were just entering puberty. In this day and age, Rogue’s relevance is much lower, but she is still a fan favourite. She was an enjoyable character in Marvel Vs Capcom 2, so it makes sense to see that some fans want her back.


Street Fighter’s sex appeal. Marvel Vs Capcom 3 looks like it will probably have enough female characters aimed to give teen boys dirty thoughts, and with Street Fighter’s leading lady Chun-Li already on the roster, Cammy’s inclusion seems pretty unlikely. Still, she would fit the gameplay of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 very well. It seems that a few dozen people already knew this, though.


Originally presumed to be in the game’s final roster, it is looking extremely unlikely that Frank West will appear in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 as anything other than DLC. Considering the fact that Capcom seems to think that western gamers are obsessed with Frank, it is unusual that he has been relegated to being nothing more than a character who people wish make it in as DLC. What a crumby way to treat a guy who has covered wars, Capcom.


I personally know nothing about this Marvel character, and I don’t really want to either. The fact that people want her in astounds me. What is the appeal? There’s nothing I can really say about this character, so next up is…


The prime villain of the Mega Man X series. A lot of fans want Sigma in since Capcom’s side lacks villains and Sigma can easily fit into a game like this. Sigma has appeared in pretty much every Mega Man X game there is, and has had countless different bodies and forms. There is so much possibility to work with here, and Capcom would probably be doing the game a huge favour by including this versatile Maverick villain.


Marvel Vs Capcom 3 needs more giant muscle-freaks. The Hulk fits the bill and Haggar is deemed such a character by crazed fans, but those two are not enough. The seventy two people who said “Juggernaut!” know very well that this game needs another mammoth character, and Juggernaut would do nicely. He was pretty fun in the previous Marvel Vs Capcom game. This brute works great in fighting games such as this. Capcom should definitely consider adding him.


Unfortunately I do not know much about Iron Fist, though my feelings towards him are definitely better than how I feel about Squirrel Girl. Iron Fist has an interesting design and I can definitely see a character like this working in Marvel Vs Capcom 3. He seems to have a solid fanbase, and adding this character should definitely please the Marvel readers.


Bass.EXE comes from the Mega Man Battle Network games. I checked them out once and felt incredibly underwhelmed, and I don’t think that I got a chance to see this character in action. Still, the original Bass from classic Mega Man was a great character, so I don’t see how this incarnation of him could be any worse, especially since he received a good number of votes.


Here’s a name that not many people mentioned for the longest time when discussing Marvel Vs Capcom 3′s roster or DLC characters. However, all that changed when a fake reveal picture of Green Goblin as a character emerged on Facebook. Since then, he has been on the tongues of many people. It’s not hard to imagine why, since Green Goblin is by far Spider-Man’s greatest rival ever. Green Goblin would be a solid addition to the cast.


One of the protagonists from Cyberbots, Jin is a Marvel Vs Capcom veteran after being a playable character in the first two games. He has a tremendously solid fanbase, and very few people seem to outright dislike the character. Jin is extremely off the wall and a blast to play as. Also, “BLOOOODIAAAA!” His exclusion is a puzzling one, as he was a very original character. Hopefully Capcom will bring Jin back to his fans.


The most requested Darkstalkers character after Felicia and Morrigan, who are both in the game. With Hsien-Ko expected to be announced soon, it makes Jon Talbain’s exclusion very painful. While a lot of people call him a “generic werewolf” and other things, it is impossible to overlook how his quick fighting style would fit the Marvel Vs Capcom gameplay brilliantly.


And now we break 100 votes per character with another veteran character, Captain Commando! Once upon a time, this guy was Capcom’s mascot. When he was added to Marvel Vs Capcom, he earned a brand new fanbase. I consider myself among those fans, and mained Captain Commando in the previous two Marvel Vs Capcoms. His exclusion has me incredibly bummed out. I’m glad that 100 people want him in. The 101st voter was me, you see.


After being added to the Vs series once again in Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Cyclops quickly re-established himself as a fantastic character in a fighting game. His optic blast was great for punishing new players, as well as those who just can’t close gaps. Considering that Cyclops is essentially the leader of the X-Men and has many fans, his exclusion is very peculiar.


The Marvel character I would like to see added the most! Ms. Marvel has a whole slew of interesting powers and has a very attractive design without looking overly slutty. Marvel could probably do with one or two more female characters on their side of the roster to counter Capcom’s large number of females. Ms. Marvel would be a great choice to balance the roster out.


I know of Dr. Strange and have seen him many times in the media and in pictures, but I’ve never really checked him out at all. Therefore I don’t know as much as I would like to about this character, but I am aware that he has tons of fans. I don’t even follow Dr. Strange and I recognize him, so he’s pretty iconic. Adding an iconic face to the roster would be a smart move.


Pretty much the same as Dr. Strange. An iconic character that I know very little about. I didn’t even watch the supposedly horrendous Nicholas Cage movie. I would imagine that Ghost Rider would be a little difficult to implement though, due to his bike.


The protagonist from the successful PS2 action game God Hand, Gene is a character that many fans are clammering for. Before I saw quite a few people suggest this guy for the roster, I had no idea who he was, and I thought “God Hand” was just a character in the PS1 fighter Ehrgeiz. Well, I was definitely wrong on that one. After checking out a few God Hand videos and such, I can see why a few people would want this guy in.


Surely a face that is familiar to those who have played Devil May Cry. I, unfortunately, never have. That may sound surprising, but I mostly skipped over the PS2 in favour of the Gamecube (don’t shoot me, please). I’m sure that Vergil must be pretty awesome though, since he is from the action packed Devil May Cry series.


To be honest, and even though I voted for her myself, I’m surprised to see Psylocke make it so high and I had no idea that she was so popular. I don’t really read comics and always thought that Psylocke was just one of those random underdog characters. After trying Psylocke out in Marvel Vs Capcom 2, I grew to love her fighting style and her moveset. In my eyes, she would definitely be a welcome addition to the third installment.


It looks like, after two Vs games with classic Mega Man, fans have gotten sick of him. X has been requested almost non-stop since the game was announced. It seems that everyone wants X in over classic Mega Man. I suppose I can understand why, as X’s power-ups are much more varied and interesting. His default armor also has many more interesting powers that classic Mega Man does not have. From a gameplay perspective, X would be vastly superior to classic Mega Man.


I want to understand this Phoenix Wright craze, I honestly do. Niitsuma stated that Phoenix Wright wasn’t in because there is nothing to base a moveset on for him. He literally does not fit this sort of game at all. What is he going to do, smack people with briefcases? Shout “Objection!” speech bubbles that float around and damage opponents? The fact that Marvel’s Phoenix is also acts as a strke against Wright since their names are so similar.


One of the most iconic Spider-Man villains and a fan favourite veteran from the past two Marvel Vs Capcom games. Venom has always been a huge blast to play as, and his incredibly unpredictable moveset that can punish players from across the screen has always been full of awesome attacks. The only reason why I think Venom may never appear in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is the fact that he is always drastically changing shape. That’s gotta take a toll on the RAM.


The most requested Marvel character, and for good reason. Gambit has appeared in more Capcom fighting games than you can shake a stick at, and was incredibly fun to use in the previous Marvel Vs Capcom games. As one of my main characters, his exclusion makes me feel pretty upset. Still, with so many people begging for him to be DLC, there is still hope for everyone’s favourite Cajun!


And here he is. Come on, everyone probably saw this coming, right? Strider Hiryu’s popularity reached incredible heights with the original Marvel Vs Capcom. I instantly took a liking to the versatile moveset and awesome hyper combos that came along with Hiryu. Out of all the characters on this list, his exclusion from Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is the biggest shocker since after Ryu, Spider-Man and Wolverine, Hiryu is the face of Marvel Vs Capcom. What gives, Capcom?


And here’s another little treat. Characters that I didn’t include in the top 25 and the number of votes they received. I ignored all votes from Akuma, Hsien-Ko, Sentinel, and Taskmaster since they are presumed to be the final four characters and are expected to be revealed this month sometime. None of those four characters even received enough votes to make it into the following list anyway. I assume that they didn’t receive many votes because people feel pretty sure about their probable inclusions.

26th: Silver Surfer (56 votes)
27th: Emma Frost (56 votes)
28th: Thanos (49 votes)
29th: B.B. Hood (48 votes)
30th: Daredevil (44 votes)
31st: Mega Man.EXE (44 votes)
32nd: Carnage (32 votes)
33rd: Mega Man (42 votes)
34th: Date Masamune (41 votes)
35th: Juri (41 votes)
36th: Blade (39 votes)
37th: Chuck Greene (38 votes)
38th: Jedah (38 votes)
39th: Dr. Wily (37 votes)
40th: Nightcrawler (37 votes)
41st: Dr. Octopus (36 votes)
42nd: Roll (32 votes)
43rd: Cable (31 votes)
44th: Nico Minoru (31 votes)
45th: Namor (30 votes)
46th: Tessa (29 votes)
47th: Ryu (Breath of Fire) (28 votes)
48th: Howard the Duck (27 votes)
49th: Regina (27 votes)
50th: Moon Knight (26 votes)

So what does this list tell us?
It tells us that Capcom had better add Strider Hiryu unless they want to deal with rioting fans! The amount of support behind Hiryu for DLC is really incredible. It’s also apparent that there is a lot of respect for the other MvC1 vets, Captain Commando and Jin Saotome. The low number of votes for Roll should, hopefully, be a sign to Capcom that we just don’t want her in the Vs games anymore.

The bottom line? Add Strider Hiryu as DLC. Licensing issues be damned, it must be done!

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25 Comments on “Most Requested Marvel Vs Capcom 3 DLC Characters”

  1. StriderFTW January 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM #

    Nice list, but shouldn’t Emma and Silver Surfer be up there with Bison (since they’re tied with him in #25)?

  2. Zachary Pisut January 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM #

    love me some Ms. Marvel! Definitely hope she’s added in as DLC

    • Daniel January 30, 2011 at 9:41 PM #

      I’m right there with you. I’m hoping that Ms. Marvel comes along with Strider Hiryu as a DLC pack.

      • rit October 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM #

        Theres a rumor that her shadow template exists on the DCL character list.

      • Yaggo September 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM #

        I saw several forums that requested Mystique to be addedto Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Why not Mystique? she is the catalyst that is missing here. I’m pretty sure if you added her. You’d get plenty of votes. Also keep in mind that Lady deathstriker should be a character they need to consider.

  3. Zack February 17, 2011 at 12:21 AM #

    I love all megamans many appearances except for the star force series that being said capcom if your listening or anyone else who disagrees . I’m definitely pushing for the Megaman exe. the versatility that version of megaman posses definitely outweighs the X factor anyone who’s played the series knows what i’m talking about I can think of specials and outfits etc. already the chang bat system, program advances, double soul system the ability to outfit armaments in the form of battle chips are just the tip of the iceberg.

  4. Zack February 17, 2011 at 12:28 AM #

    Hmm one other thing I thought about I love all the Marvel love were getting going on but I feel the game is lacking a villain factor as well as a good pool of females I mean you gotta expect with mvc 2 having over 56 playable characters and marvel openings it’s whole library people are going to be expecting some serious flavor in the roster here are a few that I think should definitely put up for consideration. Mister Sinisister, Apocalypse, Bishop, I’m suprised no brought up domino.

  5. Jay February 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM #

    With the exclusion of Phoenix Wright and Squirrel Girl, they should include all of the characters on this Top List… since everyone has been expecting this game for SOOOO long, Capcom should listen to the fans by adding the characters that make a difference! You cannot downgrade the amount of playable characters from a previous game, and I know there are limitations with the graphics and RAM capability, but we are talking about powerful consoles here! Make it happen!

    Or at least try :P

  6. Bweezy February 27, 2011 at 4:35 AM #

    why isnt guile in this list guile so freaking awesome in this game no cares about bison we want guile damn it

  7. Kenny March 13, 2011 at 10:41 PM #

    Why do people choose Venom over Carnage?? He is all around better than Venom. Examples?? Crazier,faster,kicks spidermans ass more,even whips venoms ass,more tendrils,can shapeshift tendrils, etc. The list goes on hes just better. Period.

    • Daniel March 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM #

      It’s because Venom was a very fun character to use in the previous MvC titles. Carnage is an unfamiliar quantity in an MvC-esque fighting game, and people will go with what is familiar (and fun) to them.

  8. kali-swiss March 17, 2011 at 5:08 PM #

    i say it matters when you buy a dlc pack with a certain amount of characters i probably say 25 might not be worth buying if the dlc was like more than 15 dollars this would mean the more characters the more the dlc will cost to download anyone agree with me?

  9. kali-swiss March 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM #

    one more thing i do agree with (Jay) these days we have very smart consoles why not use all the ideas as they can I and i know the whole world of fans have been waiting for years to make it come true and besides after they been through its best to keep it up with the game. Even though its tiring to a bunch of characters but it only takes heart when you really wanna make the game you want.This is to all fans and game makers.

  10. kenshin231 March 26, 2011 at 3:06 AM #

    what about Hayato he should be one of the DLC for MVC3

    • Daniel March 30, 2011 at 7:40 PM #

      Hayato wasn’t extremely popular, and the results at sites such as Capcom Unity reflect that.

  11. kicap90an April 12, 2011 at 2:38 PM #

    What about NERO added in MVC3…

  12. Jesse June 4, 2011 at 2:52 PM #

    This game is Fail

  13. Andrew June 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM #

    Darn I really wanted both X and Sigma to be uped there hopefully if kids see’s this dude on MVC3 then it would be them jizz on there pants lol.

  14. Millz Ward June 27, 2011 at 2:21 AM #

    man fuck that if they don’t put in strider hiryu, gambit and vernom i say we should all give them back the game and just for them acting funny we should tell them to put in ice man and one charcter that not marvel or capcom vash the stampede

  15. Mike July 15, 2011 at 1:31 AM #

    Jericho Cross from Darkwatch… he needed to be in this game.

  16. Kevin July 19, 2011 at 9:43 AM #

    Please, for the love of God, put Phoenix Wright in MvC3.

  17. Trey September 2, 2011 at 2:43 PM #

    So they got my boy Vergil now, please put Lucia 2 the Devil May Cry team also.

  18. RLAAMJR. September 17, 2011 at 2:22 AM #

    Nice list though I think Mega Man X should be number 1. Maybe you can tell us what exactly are the websites that you have included to come up with the number of votes for each character.

    Anyway, we already have 50 characters all in all for UMVC3. So if they were to add more, this is what i want

    For the x-men members: we definitely need the following: Cyclops, Gambit, Pyslocke and Rogue.

    and 2 x-villains in the name of Juggernaut and Apocalypse

    5 characters from Street Fighter i wanted to be included in the game. Ken (for fans who wanted 3 SF characters using hadouken), Guile (popular character), M Bison, Ingrid (for a surprise new female character) and Cammy (popular character)

    We need more Marvel women: Ms Marvel and Squirrel Girl

    We need three more characters from Darkstalkers: BB Hood, Jon Talbain and Jedah

    For Capcom, we need the most requested: Mega Man X and Gene from God Hand

    Two Spider-man villains would be cool: Venom and Green Goblin

  19. jay s. September 21, 2011 at 9:57 PM #

    i want venom for marvel vs capcom 3 dlc me and my friends want to play as venom is a cool character.

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