Even though Capcom and the streetfighters are strong and can pull awesome moves like firewalls and windmill kicks how they are any match for robots and futuristic opponents with guns and swords. We all know Capcom but your probably wondering who are these Tatsunoko guys? In short they are a japanese anime company that has been around since the 60 and have created epic hits you may recognize as “Samurai Pizza Cats”, “robotech”, “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, “Speed Racer X” and “Gatchaman” there are many more. At least Capcoms got Megaman 😉
RYU: Ryu is a dedicated martial artist who aspires to become a true fighter. He tirelessly wanders the globe looking for stronger opponents to ensure he continues to improve upon his techniques and strength. He has previously revealed in other VS series his desire to gain the mutual respect of his opponents strictly through battle. His special Hadoken and Shoryuken moves are, inarguably, his trademarks.
PTX-40A: A prototype VS (Vital Suit), nicknamed Ivan, no other VS comes close to the PTX-40A in terms of power and capabilities. It is equipped with heavy armaments attached to its shoulders, shotguns for close-up battles, and lighting quick moves never thought possible for its size.
ROLL: A sweet female robot, Roll is often known as Mega Man’s sister. She was created by Dr. Light, a prominent roboticist, to assist him in the lab. She is a peace-loving robot, but is not afraid to confront villains with her broom during times of emergency.
CHUN-LI: Chun-Li, a famous Chinese fighter and Interpol agent, is a prominent martial artist who is renowned for her speedy and powerful kicks. Whether showcasing her fighting ability on the job or in the ring, she has never given up hope of finding her missing father. She knows that the Shadaloo crime organization, and its leader, her longtime arch-enemy M. Bison, are linked to her father’s disappearance.
SAKI: Saki appears to be an ordinary 16-year-old high school girl, but once a monster appears in her town, she undergoes an unexpected transformation. She becomes an Earth Defense Force specialist, armed with a giant rifle to aid her in defending the town against the attacker.
BATSU: Batsu Ichimonji is a high school student driven to fight for his friends and family. His fierce moves of the Kiai Dan (‘Guts Bullet’) fireball and dashing aerial ‘Guts Uppercut’ represent his straightforward personality and pure fighting style.
ALEX: Alex, a young fighter born and raised in Manhattan, sets out to find the mysterious challenger who defeated his mentor and trainer, Tom. Extremely quick and powerful, Alex specializes in hand-to-hand combat with a fighting style that utilizes wrestling techniques and throws, complemented by swinging punches.
MORRIGAN: Morrigan is a mysterious succubus and the ruler of Aensland. Born to one of the noble families in the Makai world, Morrigan detests boredom and ventures down to the human world in pursuit of stimulating events. She has large wings comprised of bats that also act as her fighting assistants. In battle, her wings can morph into a wide range of weapons to suit her needs, including a drill, blades, a jet booster, and many other forms.
VIEWTIFUL JOE: Joe transforms himself into the invincible superhero, Viewtiful Joe, and battles enemies to save Movieland, a place of movies. He expertly manipulates VFX Power, a super ability which contains camera tricks such as Slow Motion and Zoom. With these amazingly beautiful tricks, he thrashes his enemies ‘viewtifully.’
ZERO: ero is a member of the Maverick Hunters, a group that hunts down renegade Reploids known as Mavericks. He is one of the top hunters and has earned an A rank. He is easily distinguished by his crimson highlights and long, blonde hair. His weapon of choice is the Z-Saber, a sword with a blade of concentrated energy. This powerful weapon can be changed to match the vagaries of battle.
MEGAMAN VOLNUTT: An excavator who makes his living digging for ancient ruins, MegaMan Volnutt never backs down from a fight, regardless of his opponent’s size or strength. His unwavering courage supplements his wisdom in battle. His weapons are the Mega Buster cannon equipped on his left arm and a detachable right arm that can be swapped for a variety of battle-proven attachments.
FRANK WEST: Sensing the scoop of a lifetime, freelance photojournalist Frank West grabs his trusty camera and heads to Willamette, Colorado by himself to investigate a mysterious disturbance. Franks shows a fortitude and resourcefulness during crisis situations not found in the average person. (Franks special move is when he sneaks up behind you and strangles you with his camera strap.. unfortunately doesn’t work on robots).
SOKI: Soki, a young warrior equipped with easily identifiable blue armor, is on a mission to destroy the evil Genma. By absorbing souls of the Genma he defeats, he awakens the demon’s power within him and turns into the ultimate Onimusha. Soki’s real name is Hideyasu Yuki, but he was given the nickname of Soki in honor of his wild fighting style, which is similar to the Demon God’s style.
KEN THE EAGLE: Ken is the Science Ninja Team leader. His real name is Ken Washio, he’s 18 years old, and he works as a test pilot. As Ken the Eagle he uses an eagle-shaped boomerang weapon known as the Bird Run. His ‘light jet,’ which he uses for air races while undercover, transforms into the high speed G1 which can be attached to the God Phoenix super-ship. One of his objectives is to find information about his father, whom he barely knew due to them being separated from one another when he was young.
GOLD LIGHTAN: Lightan is a golden warrior who came to Earth from the Robot Dimension to save humanity from the invasion of King Ibalda. He retains the form of a small pocket-sized lighter until summoned. When he is called, he transforms into a giant robot traveling along the Rainbow Road and crushes enemies with his dynamic moves. His signature move, ‘Gold Crash,’ pierces straight into his opponents’ heart with his ‘hand sword’ and crushes their core.
DORONJO: Doronjo is a mysterious beauty who leads the Dorombo Gang (which includes her henchmen, Tonzura and Boyacky). She can be easily spotted by her wisps of blond hair peaking from behind her mask and her perfect form-fitting outfit. Although the Dorombo Gang keeps busy with many different evil activities, they are focused on finding the fabled Dokuro Stone, which they believe will lead them to the world’s greatest treasure.
YATTERMAN-1: Yatterman-1 is a globe-trotting hero who invents massive mechanical weapons to save the world. His trademarks are his bright smile, signature mask, and his crime-fighting weapon, the Kendamagic.
TEKKAMAN: With his state-of the art Tekset system technology, Joji Mionami transforms himself into Tekkaman, the space knight. Tekkaman protects humanity by fighting off the evil organization, Waldaster, that killed his father.
KARAS: Karas is the dark hunter who tries to maintain the order between the human world and the Spirit world. His partner, a cat-like female spirit, acts as his liaison, listening to pleas for help from the human world. When someone needs to be punished, she summons Karas take care of the matter.
CASSHAN: Tetsuya Azuma transformed himself from an ordinary human into the indestructible neoroider, Casshan. After his transformation, he awakened to awesome, newfound powers. He chooses to use these powers to fight against the android Braiking Boss, who has violently seized control of the world. Casshan’s signature face mask and pulsar weapon is accompanied by neoroider abilities such as extendable legs and superhuman strength. He is joined by Friender, his a robotic dog partner who has a variety of special powers, including the ability to transform into a number of useful machines.
POLIMAR: A heroic crime fighter with a strong sense of justice, Polimar is a master of the invincible Hurricane-style martial art, which is known for its magical movements. He also wears the Polimar Suit, a special high-tech crime-fighting suit made of shape-shifting memory plastic. The real man hidden under the suit is Takeshi Yoroi, a private detective’s assistant, whose undercover identity is that of a hapless loser.
IPPATSUMAN: Ippatsuman is a mysterious hero who always appears just in time to save Ran and Harubou, who work for the highly successful Time Lease leasing company. His special rubber suit protects him from attacks by redirecting the impact. He can also throw the ‘Ultimate Rainball’ projectile weapon and manipulate its direction with his superpowers.
JUN THE SWAN: The only female member of the Science Ninja Team (which fights the evil organization Galactor), Jun specializes in explosives and sabotaging enemies’ forts. In battle she uses a customized yo-yo-type weapon that has been merged with a knife, and mesmerizes her enemies with her sophisticated moves.
TEKKAMAN BLADE: A mysterious young man named ‘D-boy,’ driven by resentment towards the alien life forms known as Radam, transforms into the agile and powerful warrior Tekkaman Blade. He hunts down the extraterrestrial enemy with the Tekklancer (variable twin-lances) which provides him with a barrage of diverse, powerful and lightning fast attacks. Coupled with his Voltekka body armor, he is capable of emitting a lethal dose of antimatter particles, sending enemies running for cover.
JOE THE CONDOR: Joe the Condor puts his skills as a crack shot to use as the second-in-command for the Science Ninja Team. His weapons of choice are his trusty Air Gun and Feather Shuriken, and he employs them to a deadly advantage in battle. After his parents were killed when he was very young, he vowed that he would not rest until all evil was eradicated, and he will use any means to achieve that single-minded goal.
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