Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Alternate Costumes of Every Marvel Character

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The much anticipated game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has had no shortage of news coverage in recent weeks. There's such an intense excitement for the title that Capcom actually expects it to outsell Street Fighter IV.

Now, the full costume list has been revealed for the Marvel half of the roster, not only showing the wide variety of designs in and of themselves, but also the large history of the Marvel universe being put to use.

We've compiled images of all the alternate Marvel character costumes, courtesy of Marvel and IGN, as well as offered a brief description to help our readers understand the reason for the designs. While the Capcom characters will have their own batch of alternate costumes, the designs on the Marvel side take advantage of the rich history of the franchise and offer up some fun surprises as well as a nostalgic look at how the Marvel characters have been interpreted in different story lines.

Check out the all of the of Marvel costume variants below:


Classic Phoenix

First we have the classic version of Phoenix.

White Phoenix

Next, the "White Phoenix" that appeared in the story "Phoenix: Endsong." I'm wondering why this look hasn't appeared more often. It's pretty nice.

New XMen Phoenix

Next, we have a costume based on Jean Grey's costume during her run in the New X-Men.

90s Phoenix

And finally, a costume based off of Jean Grey's look from the 1990s - which anyone who watched the X-Men cartoon should be familiar with.

And yes, like you, I'm wondering where Dark Phoenix is too. I guess they felt she was overplayed or something.


Classic Storm

Next up is fellow X-Woman, Storm, wearing her costume from her debut way, way back in the 70s - which also happens to be her current outfit.

90s Storm

Here's one based off of Storm's outfit from the 90s - which, again, should be familiar to those who watched the 90s cartoon, as well as anyone who played the previous Capcom/Marvel games.

Xtreme Storm 1

This one is based off of a battle outfit Storm wore during run in Xtreme X-Men.

Xtreme Storm 2

And this one is based off of her regular outfit from Xtreme X-Men.

Dread Dormammu

Current Dormammu

Dread Dormammu is the archenemy of the one and only Doctor Strange. His first costume is based on his current outfit.

Red Dormammu

Here's an all red costume.

Classic Dormammu

The third design is Dread Dormammu's classic purple and red combo.

Original Dormammu

And here's his look from his first appearance. Why he was changed from having blue flames around his head and wearing mostly green to his more familiar look is anyone's guess.


Classic M.O.D.O.K.

Announced as a playable (and hilarious) character during our time at New York Comic-Con, here's Captain America/Avengers villain M.O.D.O.K. - which stands for "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing." Here's his classic look.

Grey M.O.D.O.K.

This gray-skinned version is based solely on the cover of the M.O.D.O.K.'s 11 comic - since the variant never actually appeared inside the comic.

Original M.O.D.O.K.

This design is based off of M.O.D.O.K.'s first appearance - using silver as the base instead of gold.


M.O.D.O.K. final design is actually based off of a completely different character, M.O.D.A.M. (which stands for Mental Organism Designed for Aggressive Maneuvers) - and yes, just in case the red lipstick wasn't a dead giveaway, M.O.D.A.M. is a woman.

Captain America

Classic Captain America

Here is Captain America's most common and traditional star-spangled costume.

Frank Castle Captain America

The second Cap costume is based off of Frank Castle's run as Captain America. Yes, The Punisher was Captain America for a while.

Alternate Captain America

This is Cap's alternate costume from the previous Capcom/Marvel games. Cap hasn't had too many changes to his costume over the years.

Red Guardian Captain America

This final Captain America design is based off of the hero's Russian counterpart, the Red Guardian.

Iron Man

Current Iron Man

Iron Man's main costume is his current Iron Man 2 movie Mark VI armor design, which is essentially an updated version of his regular red-and-gold.

Original Iron Man

The second design takes the colors of Iron Man's original old school bucket design combined with his Mark VI armor. Had his chest plate featured a circle instead of the Mark VI triangle power source, we could say this is his Mark II armor from the first Iron Man movie. It's a real shame that the alternate costumes are just a color change and not actually different armor sets for Tony Stark.

Stealth Iron Man

This is the stealth armor alternate, which doesn't appear as often as you'd think however, Hasbro did make a toy out of it for the Iron Man movie line.

Silver Iron Man

And here's a recognizable Iron Man costume - the Silver Centurion.


Classic Wolverine

Wolverine is the best in the world at what he does. Here's current and most common his recognizable yellow and blue outfit.

X-Force Wolverine

This is darker Wolverine is based revived X-Force series where Wolverine leads a team of license-to-kill mutants for Cyclops.

Other Wolverine

The obligatory brown and yellow look from the 80s and 90s.

Apocalypse Wolverine

The final Wolverine costume is from the alternate timeline, the Age of Apocalypse, where the titular Apocalypse has conquered the world. Another missed opportunity here since this Wolverine doesn't wear a mask and is missing an arm.


Classic She-Hulk

She-Hulk's main costume is her classic purple and white outfit.

Lyra Frightful Four

This is actually Lyra, a member of the Frightful Four, who is essentially She-Hulk's evil counterpart during her run with the Fantastic Four.

Ultimate She-Hulk

She-Hulk from the Ultimate universe.

Red She-Hulk

Red She-Hulk, who is actually the resurrected Betty Ross.


Classic Spider-Man

Here we have your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, wearing his classic red-and-blue outfit everyone knows and loves.

Symbiote Spider-Man

Here's Parker's equally classic black and white Symbiote outfit. Emo attitude thankfully not confirmed.

Iron Spider-Man

The third design is based on the character's more recent Iron Spider outfit.

Cyber Spider-Man

And the final one is from the upcoming Big Time Spider-Man storyline.


Classic Magneto

Here's the Master of Magnetism, Magneto, in his classic red and purples (seems like a common color combo for villains).

Ultimate Magneto

The second costume is based on the Ultimate universe version of Magneto.

Mutant X Magneto

Next we've got Magneto's Mutant X universe suit. Mutant X was supposed to be a darker version of the X-Men story but, if you ask me, just came off as incredibly bizarre.

Alternate Magneto

The final one is the alternate costume from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - which, as fans familiar with the prior game know, became an internet meme.


Classic Deadpool

Now we have the lovable and wacky Merc With A Mouth, Deadpool, wearing that red and black combo that he makes look so good.

Alternate Timeline Deadpool

This is based on Deadpool's outfit from an alternate timeline - where apparently orange and blue is the expected dress code.

Weapon X Deadpool

The third design is from Deadpool's early work with Weapon X.

X-Force Deadpool

The final outfit is from the same X-Force revival that Wolverine took part in.

Dr. Doom

Classic Doctor Doom

Next up is the oh-so affably evil enemy of Reed Richards, Dr. Victor Von Doom, in his iconic green cloak.

2099 Doctor Doom 1

This is based on Doom's chief outfit from the alternate future of 2099.

2099 Doctor Doom 2

The third design is based on the 2099 Doom's alternate outfit.

Alternate Universe Doctor Doom

The final doom costume is from the Wolverine: Old Man Logan alternate timeline.


Classic Hulk

Next up is The Incredible Hulk, here in his familiar deep green skin and torn purple pants.

Grey Hulk

Second up is the Grey Hulk, which was the original color for the Hulk, until Stan Lee saw a greenish hugh on the comic pages and decided he like the green.

Alternate Hulk

The next design is based on one of the alternate colors outfits Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Red Hulk

And here is Red Hulk which, like Red She-Hulk is actually another person altogether - this time General "Thunderbolt" Ross.


Classic Shuma-Gorath

Here we have Shuma-Gorath, another enemy of Doctor Strange as well as the Fantastic Four.

Original Shuma-Gorath

This is Shuma-Gorath during his original appearance. Maybe purple made look too octopus-like?

Alternate Shuma-Gorath

This third Shuma-Gorath design is based on the character's alternate color from Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

New Shuma-Gorath

There's no specific reason for the silver color in this Shuma-Gorath outfit.

Super Skrull

Classic Super-Skrull

Next is the Fantastic Four mutant the Super Skrull, seen here wearing the purple and black that almost every Skrull wears. You'd think an entire race of people would have a bit more variety in their attire.

Ultimate Super-Skrull

The Ultimate universe Super Skrull.

Another Super-Skrull

An entirely different Super Skrull that showed up during the Skrull Invasion storyline.

New Super-Skrull

This fourth design is just a character variant - similar to Shuma-Gorath.


Classic Taskmaster

Next up is Deadpool villain, Taskmaster.

Original Taskmaster

Taskmaster from his original appearance - sporting orange, white, and blue.

Spinoff Taskmaster

The third variant is based off of a Taskmaster spinoff comic of Taskmaster - with Marvel vs. Capcom artist Udon behind the design.

Frightful Four Taskmaster

The final costume is from a 90s version of the Frightful Four - where the dress code was all orange.


Current Thor

Next we have the Son of Odin, Thor, in his current outfit.

Girl Thor

Here's a costume based on the female Thor's outfit.

Beta Ray Bill

This one is based off of Beta Ray Bill - an alien version of the Thor character.

New Thor

The final costume, once again, is just another color variant. Am I the only one who finds Thor with black hair to be a bit odd? Lots of missed opportunities here with Thor's varied history of cool costumes.


Current X-23

X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine. Mixing the iconic mutant's awesome powers with some seductive curves and an even more attitude.

X-Men X-23

X-23's outfit while working with the X-Men.

Captain Universe X-23

The next costume is from X-23's time enjoying the powers of Captain Universe.

Casual X-23

The final costume is X-23's casual look.


MvC2 Sentinel

Finally, we have the Sentinel, seen here with the same colors from the previous Capcom/Marvel games.

Silver Sentinel

This is a silver version of the Sentinel that appeared in the recent X-Men Legacy storyline.

Classic Sentinel

Here's the classic pink and purple Sentinel (the fact that he still looks intimidating is impressive itself).

Alternate Sentinel

Here is an alternate costume from Marvel vs. Capcom 2, which, like the alternate Magneto, spawned an internet meme.

What do you think of the costumes? Who are you still hoping will appear as DLC?

Check our our Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review as well as our feature 10 characters we want added to Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds is set to come out February 15th for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Sources: IGN, Marvel

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