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    Shuma-Gorath by SHINPHISH

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    Marvel Vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes
    ISO-SHINPHISH-040700 FAQ VER 1.0 *updated 1.2* version
    Featuring Shuma-Gorath "Waste of Flesh!"
    Thank You IMPORT gOoOdniss....
    Character Moves for Shuma-Gorath
    -=- * July 5th - ISO - !UPDATE! * -=-
    -=- * July 6th - ISO - !UPDATE AGAIN! * -=-
    - Fresh Combos with SHUMA
    - New insights into using Shuma in a TEAM environment.
    - Great NEW helper/assisst tactics.
    **NEW** Abyss Tactics How to use Shuma-Gorath to Kill the Final Pain the Ars
    Lead In Track:
    Well most of the VS fans should remember Shuma Gorath from Marvel Super
    Heroes vs Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes even before that, whether
    those are fond memories or not we'll save for another forum. Shuma has been 
    fun charge based character and has a lot of interesting ways of attacking 
    defending. Shuma is a great character to have along side the powerful
    characters in the game. (Captain America, Wolverine, Cable) If the High 
    Count on the movement isn't enough to grab you on being a Shuma fan,
    hopefully this FAQ will.
    Session 1 Track 1:
    What the Hell is that thing? Its a crazy space creature bent on the
    conquering of the pathetic people of Earth. Shuma's ending from MSH vs SF
    would let you know that in full effect. Marvel introduced the Evil Eye in
    Marvel Premiere #6 (THANK YOU http://WWW.DOCSTRANGE.COM, yeah I knew that
    Why would they throw such an obscure character in a fighting game like 
    Why not Doctor Strange, Or Jean Grey. I don't know Why in the world would
    they put a Helper Bot or Norimoro from MVS vs SF.
    Just the folks at CAPCOM getting there jollies I guess. I wanna be on the
    negotiation table on the next VS game, I would campaign countless hours for 
    GI JOE character.... Snake Eyes....make him like Jill and Captain Commando..
    He could call in Quick Kick Lady J and the crew for some sweet helper style
    move, and Calling in the Big Gun on the GI JOE home base.....Its been
    totally under used!!!
    Session 1 Track 2:
    Actually learning the character and understanding what utilizes Shuma the
    What's What:
    Directional:    Button:
    Up         - U  Weak Punch          - WP
    Down       - D  Strong Punch        - SP
    Left       - L  Weak Kick           - WK
    Right      - R  Strong Kick         - SK
    Up Left    - UL Assisst Alpha       - A1
    Up Right   - UR Assisst Beta        - A2
    Down Left  - DL Assisst Gamma       - A3
    Down Right - DR Press & Hold Away   - CHARGE
    WP - Standard Shuma Green, Red Eye
    SP - Fire Like Orange, Blue Eye
    A1 - Ash Grey, Purple Eye
    WK - Hideous Shuma PINK, Green Eye
    SK - Black Shuma, Green Eye(My Fav)
    A2 - Light Blue, Light Red Eye
    Standard Moves and Descriptions
    WP - Limp Wristed Tentacle Tap (in close to lead into further pain)
    SP - Eye Energy Burst (Strong medium range Burst)
    WK - Low Tentacle Tap (Get to know this kick)
    SK - Fierce Multi Tentacle Hit (Shuma's Best standard attack)
    WP - Upper tentacle Tap
    SP - Crouching Eye Energy Burst
    WK - Lower Tentacle Tap
    SK - Multi Strike (Shuma throws out all his tentacles at once)
    WP - Tentacle Hit (Lame Weak Upper Hit Important for aerial combos however)
    SP - Eye Energy Blast (Holding Up or Down Will Direct the Blast)
    WK - Tentacle Hit (Good Range and Priority)
    SK - Roundhouse Smash (Shuma does Focused tentacle hit at a Downward Angle)
    VS Combo Stuff:
    Air Launcher - DownForward & SK
    SNAPBACK - Shuma's Standard Standing Eye Energy Blast
    TAUNT - For those of you don't know Hold WK and Press Start....You "WASTE OF
    CRYSTAL SMASH -=- [While in the Air Down + SK -=- (Shuma encases himself in
    a protective shield and drops to the ground like a rock.)
    DEVITALIZTION -=- Backwards Half Circle + K -=- (Shuma Picks up the Opponent
    and Smashes them Down onto the Ground)
    MYSTIC STARE -=- CHARGE then Forward + Any Punch -=- (Shuma shoots some Eyes
    at the Opponent)
    SPECIAL EFFECT - If the Mystic Stare Hits the Eyes Attach themselves
    to the opponent.As long as Shuma remains untouched, the Eyes will detinate
    and cause a fair amount of damage after a few seconds of being attached.
    ** MYSTIC SMASH -=- CHARGE then Forward + Any Kick  -=- (Shuma changes into
    Spike Ball charges the opponent in an arch at the opponent. Much like Venom
    ** Mystic Smash can preformed while in the air.
    Punch Throw - Shuma Grows some Jagged Toothed Jaw and Snags and Tosses the
    Kick Throw - Shuma Breaks out the "Old One" act and Leeches Life Energy
    Hyper Combos:
    CHAOS DIMENSION: Level 3 Hyper Bar Required - Quarter Circle Motion D-F and 
    Punches (Shuma's Color Tints White and Hitting any Strong button will cause
    Chaos Dimension to start. To hit with the Chaos Dimension just get with in
    throwing Distance and hit SP or SK and watch the pain)
    HYPER MYSTIC SMASH: Level 1 Hyper Bar Required - Quarter Circle Motion D-F
    and 2 Kicks. (The suped up version of Mystic Smash, Multiple Shuma Balls
    barrage the opponent)
    Mechanics and Combos:
    Like most Charge Based Characters Defense is the best type of Offense. Keep
    away with the Mystic Stare and Super Jumps into the Crystal Smash, Shuma
    tends to have a high hang time while in the air. Making him an easy target
    (Maximum Spider, Gamma Quake, Captain Sword, War Destroyer) and the Crystal
    Smash gets Shuma back to the ground in a hurry.
    Shuma does great with Following a Successful Mystic Stare Explosion into a
    Mystic Smash or Hyper Mystic Smash.
    9 HIT Aerial Rave - Cross Up (If you dont know what a cross-up is,play some 
    Weak kick and hit weak kick again before landing on the ground for the 2 hit 
    cross-up starter
    into a crouching Weak Kick into the Launcher (Standing Weak) to get them 
    into the air,
    Super Jump up into 2 Weak Kicks then imediately hit Weak Punch,Weak Kick and 
    (While holding up to direct the Blast) Fierce Upward Eye Blast. If we Tally 
    that up
    4 hits for the Cross Up and the Air Launcher (WK,WK,WK,WK) and 5 Hits in the 
    Air (WK,WK,WP,WP,SP)
    9 HITs HOORAY.
    ****In the Corner Special add-ons to this combo,Now when you Eye Blast for 
    the 9th and final
    hit it should direct the opponent to the wall(Corner) as the character falls 
    you can Juggle
    for two more hits with another WP,Eye Blast 2-in-1 or instead of the 2-in-1 
    and if you got
    the Super meters to do it Initiate the Start of Chaos Dimension which will 
    juggle for 1 Hit
    when Shuma actually Goes Glow then jump into a WP,SP 2-in-1 to connect for 
    Chaos Dimension.
    Big Special Thanks to ShoRyuKen.com and their MPGs of this devistating 
    which actually has a little more to the Over-All monster combo. I recommend 
    it out if you are a Shuma Fan or Juggernaut Fan such as I.Big Painful Combos 
    Session 1 Track 3:
    Assists and Multi Hyper Combo Linking
    A1 - Shuma Steps out and Lets Loose a Mystic Stare (minus the Special
    A2 - Shuma Comes Flying onto the screen Mystic Smash style (Love following
    this with Captain Storm or Gamma Wave)
    A3 - Shuma Steps out and Lets loose a Mystic Stare (again, Thanks for the
    What are these assists Good for you ask? Well it has a couple of really
    good uses. I'll address the Mystic Stare assist first.
    Mystic Stare Assist
    Pros - You don't Have a character in your team with a Fireball/Projectal
    attack (Zangief Juggernaut) Shuma will work wonders on your distance game.
    Especially when you're playing against the Beam Bitches 
    Block Damage chipping away, A quick assist Eye Balls Blazing and Jumping in
    behind it will let you get in close to start Bashing/Throwing the dirty 
    whores into oblivion.The Danger Element for Shuma for this assisst is very
    low,He stays close to the edge of the screen and is in and out fast.
    Cons - It doesn't Cover the Full Screen, The Mystic Stare Stops short
    if you are a full screen distance so Make sure you are 3/4 screen distance
    at a minimum.
    Mystic Smash Assist
    Pros - This is a great Combo Linking tool.Shuma will arc in and land on
    the opponent or the After Images of Shuma will hit the opponent and get him
    in the air for some type of Linking Combo (Gamma Wave, Gamma Crush,
    Juggernaut Head Crush, Saotome Whirlwind, Bloodia Punch) It does a fair
    amount of damage and has a good range for a physical attack.
    Cons - BIG BIG DANGER ELEMENT If you miss or are blocked Shuma Stands
    WIDE OPEN for a big combo or Hyper Combo.Be Careful when using this
    assist because It can cause you to Lose Shuma REALLY quick. User BEWARE.
    Hyper Combo Linking -
    Shuma Tends to be the best at Starting out a Hyper Combo Barrage.
    Hyper Mystic smash will get opponent in the air so you are limited
    to what can follow up his Hyper Combo.Generally Beam supers will
    always get a good amount of Hits/Damage (Hyper Viper Beam,Hyper Rockman
    Proton Cannon,Magnetic Tempest) when Following Hyper Mystic Smash.
    Shuma Really is best starting off because of the way HMS hits.
    The Juggle Shuma Spheres bounce at an odd angle and tend launch
    the oppenent too high to effectively use Automated supers (Such
    as Final Justice,Shun Goku Satsu) so Hyper Combo Linking is
    of limited Effectiveness with Shuma.But Shuma has Chaos Dimension
    so He has three supers in one.
    An Example of a great Hyper Combo Linking Team is Captain America,Cable and 
    Final Justice/Hyper Charging Star (Both tend to keep the opponent
    in place to ready for the Second Hyper Combo) into Hyper Viper Beam
    (Once again the opponent is stuck in place when The Beam Hits in Close)
    into Gamma Crush/Gamma Wave (The timing for a successful meteor hit
    with the Gamma Crush is tricky but is do-able/or the more damaging
    and visually pleasing Gamma Wave) Imagine this sequence of moves
    when you are caught in the corner,Captain America Starts things off
    with Final Justice and as he lands for the Final hit and Cable
    Pops in and begins to juggle the Opponent with the Viper Beam
    Varying on HOW close to the Tip of the Beam the opponent is
    will determine how Hulk is gonna step in (Cable Hella Close,
    Gamma Crush/ Cable at a distance Gamma Wave) and watch as
    the opponent disolves into goo...
    KILLING ABYSS With Shuma and when not to use him.
    - 1st Form - Death Knight -
      The Death Knight form is pretty basic lots of blocking here.Shuma Performs
    very well against this first form.Use your Mystic Smash to fullest.The SK
    version is best used.When Death Knight is getting ready for either the
    Block Damage Dash or the Hyper Block Damage Beam use the Mystic Smash to
    score 8-10 quick hits and get on the other side of him to avoide any
    major Life Leeching. The Mystic Smash is great to just hit and pop on
    the other side of DKnight form and Shuma will come away with about
    50% of his life and probably a Level 3 or more Super Combo Meter
    with 2 Characters at full Life for the Next Form.
    - 2nd Form - Beam Freak -
      The Beam Freak form is probably the *worst* form for Shuma to preform 
    Shuma has a very limited range game.The Mystic Bash Will usually land you on
    top of his Flame Gun and Knocked back in a big hurry.The Mystic Stare does
    not cover the Full Screen So trying to Match fire with fire will leave Shuma
    dead and covered in the green ooze.Tag off and get someone with some range
    in there cause Shuma is not your man in this fight.I have defeated this
    form with No assists on the lower Difficulty Levels but Max Difficulty
    is a BIG no way.The best Tactics to bring to this form is a Jumping
    Mystic Smash. Super Jump and While Charging back on the way down and
    pulling of the Mystic smash to clear his Flame Beam and Land Behind him.
    Always try and tag off to someone with more of a range game for this
    form cause Shuma is not going to be around for the Final Form if you
    think you can take them.
    - 3rd Form - Flaming Hound of Doom (And his little Black Ball Chew Toy)
      The Hound is Relatively easy to defeat with Shuma and some limited hit run
    tactics work very well.If you have an open shot on the Hound Aerial Rave
    (WK,WK,WP,WP,SP) for a 5 hit jolt and then Back on the ground to await
    your next opening.The Mystic Smash does a fair amount of Hits/Damage
    but it tends to leave Shuma open To the Rising Flame or The Gaping
    Maw Charge Attack.Stick and Move Hit here or there and when you
    have the Super Meter and the Opening Let loose a Hyper Mystic Smash on
    the Hound to Bring him down.(If it were me Id be using Hulk or Magneto
    or something that will wipe him out in 3 or 4 seconds.)
    Lead Out Track:
    Well I think we have Covered Shuma-Gorath Extensively, and just Maybe you
    have got enough Cookies to take on King Shuma and His Capcom/Marvel chums.
    I'm sure you would like to play Shuma-Gorath now, almost POSITIVE.
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