Morrigan by Twinturbo

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 06/23/01 | Printable Version

Morrigan Guide
Capcom Vs. SNK: Millenium Fight 2000
v1.1 by Twinturbo <>
June 23, 2001

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- Revision History ---------------------------------------------------------

v1.0 - Everything(duh)

v1.1 - Added credits section(forgot it the first time, D'oh!)
       Figured out more of her speech
       Added Shameless Promotion ^_^

- Table of Contents --------------------------------------------------------

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - Abbrieviations

Section 3 - Special Moves

Section 4 - Super Moves

Section 5 - Combos

Section 6 - General Strategy

Section 7 - Partners

Section 8 - Vs. Morrigan

section 9 - Miscellaneous

Setion 10 - Credits

Section 11 - In Closing

- Section 1 - Introduction -------------------------------------------------

I've been a fan of the Darkstalker/Vampire games for years. Sadly, Morrigan
is the only fighter from those games who made it into Capcom vs. SNK(Damn you
Capcom!!! Where's Talbain!!! It's supposed to be CAPCOM vs. SNK, not Street
Fighter & Morrigan vs. SNK). So I made due with what was offered. She has
been toned down from her more recent incarnations(no Eternal Slumber and
certainly no Soul Eraser) but is still fun to play as. A shoto with a twist.
I will try my best to teach you something about Morrigan in this document so
please, read on.

- Section 2 - Abbrieviations -----------------------------------------------

This is just a list of motions Akuma uses, for a full list of game basics 
refer to the instruction manual or Sailor Bacon's excellent guide at 
GameFAQS. All motions in this guide assume you're facing right, if facing 
left, reverse foward and back motions(duh).

s. = do the following move while standing
c. = do the following move while crouching
j. = do the following move while jumping
f = foward
b = back
u = up
d = down
uf = up and foward
ub = up and back
df = down and foward
db = down and back
qcf = quarter circle forward (d, df, f)
qcb = quarter circle back (d, db, b)
hcf = half circle forward (b, db, d, df, f)
hcb = half circle back (f, df, d, db, b)
dp = "dragon punch" motion (f, d, df)
(air) = Can be done in the air or on the ground
(air only) = Must be done in the air
(LV3/MAX only) = can only be done at level 3 in capcom or max in SNK
P = any punch
K = any kick
PP = both punches
KK = both kicks
LP = light punch
HP = hard punch
LK = light kick
HK = hard kick

- Section 3 - Special Moves ------------------------------------------------

Spears: f + HP
-Spikes come out of Morrigans wings.

Axe Kick: f + HK
-Morrigan performs an axe kick like move.

Wing Blades: df + HP
-The wings on Morrigan's back turn into a large blade and she spins around, 
swinging it.

Sweep: df + HK
-Morrigan floats just off the ground and spins around kicking with both legs.

Drill Kick: d + HK (air only)
-Morrigan's legs turn into a drill and hits 3 times if she connencts.

Soul Fist: qcf + P (air)
-It's a fireball, what more can I say. Air version travels at a angle.

Shadow Blade: dp + P
-Morrigan's dragon punch. Does a rising uppercut with one of her wings in
the form of a large blade. Use it for your anti-air needs.

Vector Drain: hcb + P
-Morrigan leans foward ant tries to grab her opponent. If she connects she
flies into the air, sits there a moment holding her opponent, then flips over
and drives them into the ground head first. Terrible range but unblockable.

- Section 4 - Super Moves --------------------------------------------------

Valkyrie Turn: hcb + K
-A difficult move to connect with until you get the hang of it. What
Morrigan will do is she will jet off screen past her opponent and then she
will reenter with her legs in the form of a drill. Normally she will enter
at the middle screen but by holding down or up she will enter at different
points. In any case she will then gently float downward if she hits her
opponent will hit multiple times. To get a great deal of hits, mash the kick
buttons as rapidly as you can. She is invincible while flying off screen.
While the hits varies I usually get 11 hits from level 1, 14 hits from level
2 and 21 hits from level 3.

Cardinal Blade: qcf, d, df + P
-A multi-hitting version of the Shadow Blade. Very useful for combos. Hits 6
times at level 1 and 8 times at levels 2 and 3.

Darkness Illusion: LP, LP, f, LK, HP (air) (LV3/MAX only)
-Very nice... Morrigan will glide foward and try to grab her opponent. If she
connects she grabs her opponent and a doppelganger of Morrigan appears on the
other side of the opponent then both Morrigans procede to pound the opponent.
This move is unblockable and invincible at the start up. Hits 27 times when
performed on the ground and 21 times in the air.

- Section 5 - Combos -------------------------------------------------------

As far as combos are concerned, Morrigan is unique as she retains her chain
combos from Nightwarriors: Darkstalker's Revenge. This process is a bit
confusing if you haven't played Nightwarriors but it goes like this:

LP -> LK -> HP -> HK -> Spears/Wing Blades -> Axe Kick/Sweep

It doesn't matter if you stand or crouch and you can skip moves in the middle
but you must keep moving foward in the chain, for example LK, HP, Spears
works but not LK, Spears, HP. Another thing to note is that for the last two
moves you must choose one or the other then move foward in the chain, for 
example HK, Spears, Sweep works but HK, Spears, Wing Blades doesn't. Once you
get the hang of this and the timing involved(you must hit each consecutive
button very quickly) you'll find its very easy to pull combos out of the air
however due to the fact that Morrigan is so much slower her then in NWs she
is usually limited to three or four hit chain combos instead of the five or
six hits she could do in NWs.

Note: All combos work in either Capcom or SNK groove

Chain/Two-in-one Combos

c1 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LP, c.HP, c.HK, Sweep

c2 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, s.LP, Shadow Blade

c3 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LK, c.LK, Shadow Blade

c4 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LK, Wing Blades, Sweep

c5 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LK, s.HK, Axe Kick

Super Combos

Note:For the following combos to work you must "Super Cancel" into the last 
move in each combo.

Note:c5 is for an air encounter(you and your opponent must be in the air).

c1 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, s.LP, Cardinal Blade

c2 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LK, Axe Kick, Darkness Illusion

c3 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, c.LP, Sweep, Cardinal Blade

c4 - Drill Kick, Darkness Illusion

c5 - j.LP/LK/HP/HK, Darkness Illusion

- Section 6 - General Strategy ---------------------------------------------

-Morrigan is a good all-around character, not exceling in any one area but
   certainly not lacking anything either. She's like a shoto with more
   interesting supers.

-Playing keep away is very easy with morrigan as you can keep lobbing Soul
   Fists on the ground and in the air. This is a good tactic to put pressure
   on an opponent and drive them nuts.

-While Morrigan plays well in Capcom groove you'll probably want to choose
   SNK groove once you figure out how the Valkyrie Turn works since you can
   keep using it while in desperation in SNK groove and leave very little
   opportunity for you opponent to attack. As an added bonus if you keep
   doing this the chip damage will probably kill you're opponent. Cheap but
   very effective.

-The Darkness Illusion is invincible at its startup. Take advantage of this
   by letting your opponent get close and then performing this move. Your
   opponent will probably try to attack but this will pass through their
   attack and get hit by this.

-If you don't have the energy for a Darkness Illusion, try the Cardinal Blade
   instead. It starts very fast, out prioritizes everything except a few
   other supers and still does decent damage.

-Use the Air Soul Fist on any one stupid enough to try an anti-air move
   against Morrigan. Eventually they'll stop using that move making it safe
   for you to use some jump in combos.

-If you use shotos much you'll feel right at home with Morrigan. Many of the
   same tactics you'd use with Ryu or Ken work pretty well here.

- Section 7 - Partners ----------------------------------------------------

Even a demon can get taken down in a fight so it's nice to have someone
watching Morrigan's back. The question is who? Morrigan is a ratio 2
fighter, meaning she can be paired with either two ratio 1 characters or one
ratio 2 character. Here's a list of possible partners:
-Sakura           |
-Cammy            |
-Dhalsim          |
-Blanka           |
-Benimaru         |-------Any two of these fighters
-King             |
-Vice             |
-Yuri ____________|

-Ryu              |
-Ken              |
-Chun-Li          |
-Guile            |
-Terry            |
-Mai              |
-Iori             |
-Kyo              |-------Pick only one of these fighters
-Balrog           |
-E. Honda         |
-Zangeif          |
-Raiden           |
-Kim              |
-Ryo              |
-Nakoruru ________|

Take your pick. Seriously, Morrigan works well with just about anyone. I
myself usually pair her up with Ryu or Iori as they are excellent all-around
fighters too, but you're welcome to try whoever you like.

- Section 8 - Vs. Morrigan -------------------------------------------------

As I said earlier, Morrigan is similar to a shoto and most of the same
tactics that work against them also work against her. Stay within jumping
distance of her and wait for her to throw a Soul Fist, jump over it or roll
through it and procede to destroy her. Try not to stay directly next to her
for longer then you have to as the Shadow Blade, Vector Drain or worse the
cardinal Blade or the Darkness Illusion might connect. If she uses the
Valkyrie Turn just block it until she's done, however if she misses and goes
over your head, feel free to give her an anti-air move or worse.

- Section 9 - Micellaneous -------------------------------------------------


The last four are hidden colors and must be bought through the secret shop 
|    |Outfit  |Wings       |Pantyhose      |Hair         |
|A   |Red     |Black       |Peach          |Light Green  |
|B   |Red     |Black       |Peach          |Light Blonde |
|X   |Gray    |Dark Red    |Light Brown    |Light Green  |
|Y   |Gray    |Red         |Peach          |Blonde       |
|A+B |Black   |Brown       |Light Brown    |Offwhite     |
|X+Y |Black   |Dark Purple |Light Lavendar |Green        |
|A+X |Blue    |Dark Purple |Light Lavendar |Light Blonde |
|B+Y |White   |Burgandy    |Light Brown    |White        |



Entrance pose:
   -Morrigan rises from the ground and her bats then form her wings while she
     says "Tanoshi masette chodai" or "Do, Kiredesho?" 

   -Morrigan floats on her bats and says "Do, Kiredesho?" 

Win poses:
   -Fixes her hair, then jumps up and down laughing.
   -Floats on her bats and says "Matta asondan geruwa!" 
   -Changes into one of three outfits and says "Dinou shitoy de!" 



   - I realized man likes to fight. And I like man, so...
   - You are so boring!
   - I grow tired of your feeble attempts to fight me...
   - I could let you live, but then that would only make me as weak as you...
   - You didn't have the strength to satisfy my lust for vengeance...
   - I find this place is full of fantasies. Everything looks so attractive!
   - You don't need to feel ashamed. There is no one who is not fascinated
      by me!
   - I didn't have the heart to destroy you...



To play as Morrigan, beat the game with all Capcom characters in Capcom
groove. Now buy all EX Capcom characters and secret 63(The Challenger from
the Dark Realm). Fight and beat Morrigan by going through arcade mode with
Capcom groove and have 60 gps and four wins with super moves by the third
match. Morrigan will become availible for purchase in the secret shop as
secret number 74 for 8000vs. points.

- Section 10 - Credits -----------------------------------------------------

I forgot this in the first version. HUGE apologies to everyone listed here.
Please forgive me for my absent-mindedness.

Capcom - For finally giving us a Vs. game that doesn't have Cheesy beam

CJayC - For running the best gaming site on the web.(We appreciate your hard
         work, we really do!)

Sailor Bacon - Best Capcom Vs. SNK guide on the web. Used it for move names,
               colors, etc.

SiLent J - For format. Biggest apologies to you. I used your format because
           out of all the character guides I thought yours was the best.

The True Warrior - Your guide helped me with clarification on what everyone
                   is saying.

- Section 11 - In Closing --------------------------------------------------

Yeah, we were all hoping for other Darkstalker's characters but I hope after
reading this you're at least willing to give Morrigan a try as se can be
pretty fun to play as. Hell, you may even want her on your team all the time
if you gave her a chance.

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<End Shameless Promotion>

Needed for future updates:
-more combos
-ascii art
-more in depth general strategy and vs. strategy

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