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    Marvel Super Heroes Character Gem Effects FAQ:
    
    VERSION 1.00
    
    -Created, Edited and Compiled by: Psychochronic of 
    Shoryuken.com (Brettdude in Gamefaqs)
    
    Another form of Psychochronic Literature!
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    Last Update: January 16, 2007
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    Notes before reading this document:
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    1) This document is NOT a tier list or a movelist. It's a brief 
    description of the effects of the gems used by the characters 
    of Marvel Super Heroes for Arcade, PlayStation and Sega 
    Saturn so don't expect anything answered such as "Which 
    character is top-tier?", "How do you do this specific move?" 
    or anything on doing certain combos. If this is not the infor-
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    To kinda repeat point #2a, this guide cannot be referenced,
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    Table of Contents:
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    1) Version Changes
    2) Gem Descriptions
        -Power 
        -Reality 
        -Space 
        -Soul 
        -Time
        -Mind
    3) Characters (Doctor Doom and Thanos not written)
        -Hulk 
        -Wolverine
        -Spider-Man
        -Magneto
        -Juggernaut
        -Iron Man
        -Psylocke
        -Captain America
        -Shuma-Gorath
        -Blackheart
    4) Contact
    5) Credits
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    1.00 - January , 2007:
    Compilated on January 8, 2007 around 9:06pm EST and 
    finished on January 16, 2007.This was originally supposed 
    to be an Arcade/Console differences FAQ of the same game 
    but got rejected twice due to lack of information which is 
    mostly regarding the PlayStation version so it was trans-
    formed into this FAQ instead.
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    Gem Descriptions:
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    1) Power (Power Up):
    
    This gem allows the character to increase their power and
    stun potential for a short period of time. Depending on the
    character, it can do as much as 2, 3 or even 4 times more 
    damage.
    
    Notable Effects: Wolverine, Spider-Man, Psylocke, Captain
    America
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    2) Reality (Reality):
    
    This gem allows the character to summon elements to appear 
    on screen going towards the opponent for a short period of
    time. Electric spheres, icicles, and fire orbs appear just in the 
    press of a button.
    
    Notable Effects: Blackheart
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    3) Space (Super Armor):
    
    This gem allows the character to increase their defense for
    a short period of time. Depending on the character, they
    can still get launched for a combo or stay still in stance
    after a hit.
    
    Notable Effect: Magneto, Juggernaut
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    4) Soul (Life Recover):
    
    This gem allows the character to increase their vitality for
    a short period of time. If not getting hit with the gem in
    effect, the character will heal as much as 8-10%.
    
    Notable Effect: Iron Man
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    5) Time (Speed Up):
    
    This gem allows the character to increase their speed for
    a short period of time. A great and easier way to connect 
    combos and mixups that some can't be done on regular
    speed.
    
    Notable Effects: Hulk
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    6) Mind (Infinity Recover):
    
    This gem allows the character to increase their super meter
    (aka. Infinity Meter) for a short period of time. Each character
    has a limit on their meter and is a very innovative way to use 
    Super Combos as it builds up as much as two meters.
    
    *NOTE: The Mind gem can only be recieved in Versus mode.
    In Story mode, Thanos has the Mind gem and he swipes
    the remaining five when you fight him with the Mind gem
    last in order.
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    Characters:
    *NOTE: All gems have the same effect (Soul Gem healing
    on the same rate) on different characters while others have 
    a slight distinct difference that somes can't be noticable.
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    1) Hulk:
    
    The Hulk (Dr. Robert Bruce Banner), sometimes referred 
    to as The Incredible Hulk, is a fictional character, a super-
    hero appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created 
    by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk first appeared in 
    Incredible Hulk # 1 (May 1962). He has since become one 
    of Marvel Comics' most recognized superhero characters.
    
    After nuclear physicist Dr. Robert Bruce Banner is caught
    in the blast of a gamma bomb he created, he is transformed 
    into the Hulk, a raging monstrosity. The character, both as 
    Banner and the Hulk, is frequently pursued by the police 
    or the armed forces, often as a result of the destruction he 
    causes. While the coloration of the character's skin varies 
    during the course of its publication history, the Hulk is most 
    often depicted as green.
    
    He is featured in a number of animated series, a feature film 
    directed by Ang Lee, and a long-running television series 
    and spin-off television movies starring Bill Bixby as Banner 
    and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.
    
    
    Real Name: Robert Bruce Banner
    Notable Powers: Superhuman strength, stamina, and dura-
    bility, Regenerative healing factor, Ability to see and com-
    municate with astral bodies, Gamma radiation absorption, 
    Transformation, Strong resistance (but not immunity) to 
    mind control, Genius level intellect in certain incarnations
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential. Has similar
    damage potential compared to Juggernaut.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for traps
    to launch Gamma Charge setups for more damage.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Hulk can't be launched by the
    opponent nor can he be knocked down of his attacks.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. Most of his attacks have a very
    heavy recovery time so this may come in use. Recommended
    gem.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Hulk has a maximum of three
    meters but only has one super (Gamma Crush). Useful for
    Infinity Counter (Gamma Charge) then launch thecombo
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    2) Wolverine:
    
    Wolverine, born James Howlett but more commonly known 
    as Logan, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero and a mem-
    ber of several teams, including the X-Men and the New 
    Avengers. Created by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita 
    Sr. with some input by Incredible Hulk illustrator Herb Trimpe, 
    Wolverine first appeared in Incredible Hulk #180-181 (October 
    1974).
    
    A mutant, Wolverine possesses animal-keen senses and re-
    flexes and a healing factor that allows him to recover from 
    virtually any wound. This healing ability enabled the super-
    soldier program Weapon X to bond the near unbreakable 
    metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton that includes razor-
    sharp retractable claws. He is also a master of hand-to-hand 
    combat.
    
    Wolverine joined the X-Men's "All New, All Different" roster 
    in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). Wolverine was symbolic 
    of the many tough anti-authority anti-heroes that emerged in 
    American popular culture after the Vietnam War and his will-
    ingness to use deadly force and brooding nature became 
    standard characteristics for comic book anti-heroes by the 
    end of the 1980s. As a result, the character became the clear 
    favorite for fans of the increasingly popular X-Men franchise.
    He has been featured in his own solo comic since 1988 and 
    he has been a central character in every X-Men adaptation, 
    including animated television series, video games, and the 
    live action 20th Century Fox film series, in which he is played 
    by Hugh Jackman.
    
    
    Real Name: Logan (born James Howlett)
    Notable Powers: Regenerative healing factor, Slowed aging 
    process, Adamantium-laced skeleton and retractable claws,
    Superhumanly acute senses, Superhuman strength, stamina, 
    agility, and reflexes, High resistance to telepathy
    
    
    -Power: Activates Berserker Rage. First introduced in COTA,
    this allows shadow trails follow around and copy hit-by-hit. 
    Increases damage. Recommended gem.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Some elements
    can cancel off moves if in effect (Weapon X).
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Wolverine can still be launched
    by the opponent but can't get knocked down of his attacks.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. Although he doesn't have the same
    effects as Berserker Rage, it's still got its same potential for
    combos and aerial raves.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Wolverine has a maximum
    of three meters and has two supers (Berserker Barrage X,
    Weapon X). Wolverine can build fast meter already but 
    it's always good to have it handy for an Infinity Counter
    (Drill Claw).
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    3) Spider-Man:
    
    Spider-Man (Peter Parker) is a fictional Marvel Comics 
    superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. First 
    appearing in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), he has 
    become one of the world's most popular, enduring and 
    recognizable superheroes.
    
    When Spider-Man first saw print in the 1960s, teenage 
    characters in superhero comic books were usually side-
    kicks. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring 
    a hero who himself was an adolescent, to whose "self-
    obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" 
    young readers could relate. Spider-Man has since appear-
    ed in various media including several animated and live-
    action television series, syndicated newspaper comic 
    strips and a successful series of films.
    
    Marvel has published several Spider-Man comic book series, 
    the first being The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the 
    Peter Parker character has developed from shy high school 
    student to troubled college student to married professional.
    
    
    Real Name: Peter Benjamin Parker
    Notable Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, 
    agility, reflexes, Ability to stick to solid surfaces, Clair-
    voyant "spider-sense", Night vision, Accelerated healing, 
    Toxic stingers that extend from forearms, Ability to produce 
    both organic and synthetic spider-webbing
    
    
    -Power: Activates a mirrored trail which appears behind 
    his opponent which is similar to Morrigan's Dark Force in 
    Vampire Savior. Also increases damage, mixups and stun.
    Recommended gem.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for traps
    to launch setups for more damage.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Spider-Man can still be launched
    by the opponent but can't get knocked down of her attacks.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. A quicker way to execute aerial 
    raves, infinites and Web Ball resets.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Spider-Man has a maximum
    of three meters and has only one super (Maximum Spider).
    Spider-Man (probably faster than Wolverine) can build
    meter due to his combos and Web Ball resets, so I don't
    think this gem is that big of a deal. His Infinity Counter
    (Spider Sting) on the other hand, comes in handy. 
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    4) Magneto:
    
    Magneto is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics uni-
    verse. Primarily associated with the superhero group the X-
    Men, both as ally and enemy, he first appeared in X-Men #1 
    (Sept. 1963), created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.
    
    Magneto is depicted as one of the most powerful mutants in 
    the Marvel Universe, possessing the ability to control mag-
    netism. He is also one of the most morally complex characters 
    in American comic books. A Jewish Holocaust survivor, it is 
    his ambition to protect the mutant race from suffering a similar 
    fate that drives his actions. Characterizations of Magneto 
    have varied through the years, from supervillain to anti-hero 
    to even hero, but he is most often shown as an uncompromising 
    militant and has engaged in acts of terrorism when he felt it 
    was for the benefit of mutantkind. This puts him at odds with 
    his friend Charles Xavier, whose X-Men seek peaceful co-
    existence with the rest of humanity.
    
    Magneto has been the X-Men’s primary antagonist since his 
    (and their) first appearance. He has led several teams against 
    them, including the Brotherhood of Mutants and the Acolytes.
    
    While his militant actions have made him unpopular with some 
    humans, many mutants have come to view him as a savior; at 
    one point, when he was assumed to have died, he was portrayed 
    as a martyr, with the phrase "Magneto was right" becoming 
    popular among the mutant community and his face becoming 
    an icon in t-shirts and posters, similarly to Che Guevara.
    
    He is also the father of the superheroes Quicksilver, the Scarlet 
    Witch and Polaris. Zaladane was allegedly his daughter as well.
    
    He has been featured in almost all X-Men animated series and 
    video games and in the feature-film series, in which he is played 
    by Sir Ian McKellen.
    
    
    Real Name: Erik Magnus Lensherr
    Notable Powers: Manipulation of Magnetism, Master strategist,
    Skilled hand-to-hand combatant, Genius-level intellect
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential. 
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for traps
    to launch setups, fast fly combos and EM Disruptor finishes 
    for more damage.
    
    -Space: Activates a forcefield which allows no attack to
    penetrate during the alloted time. The only attacks that
    can go through it are Blackheart's HP and Shuma-Gorath's
    Chaos Dimension. Recommended gem.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. A recommend for aerial raves and
    fast fly combos and also his EM Disruptor and Hypertron
    which has some slow recovery..
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Magneto has a maximum of
    three meters and has two supers (Magnetic Shockwave,
    Magnetic Tempest). Infinity Counter is EM Disruptor and
    it's not bad at all in mid-ranges.
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    5) Juggernaut:
    
    Juggernaut (Cain Marko) is a fictional Marvel Comics character 
    associated with the X-Men franchise. Created by writer Stan 
    Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared X-Men 
    #12 (July 1965).
    
    Marko is X-Men founder Charles Xavier’s step-brother and 
    bullied Xavier when they were children. Granted almost un-
    surpassed superhuman strength and invulnerability by the 
    Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, Juggernaut then embarked on a 
    lengthy criminal career, often tangling with his step-brothers 
    superhero team.
    
    
    Real Name: Cain Marko
    Notable Powers: Nearly unlimited strength, invulnerability 
    and stamina. The ability to walk forward through any barrier 
    that blocks his path. Unbreakable force field that also acts 
    as an inertia dampener. Has potentially unlimited mystical 
    abilities.  Superhuman strength, durability and stamina.
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential. One of the
    best damages if combined with his Power Up in the game 
    that can be a force with this.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for his 
    Juggernaut Punch setups.
    
    -Space: Activates Super Armor and incredibly good defense
    which allows him not to be launched by the opponent for a 
    combo. Very few attacks by characters won't even do chip 
    damage. Recommended gem.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality. May come in handy as he has a
    very good defense.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. As the slowest character in the
    game, this'll come in handy in some point.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Juggernaut has a maximum
    of two meters but only has one super (Juggernaut Head-
    crush) with the gem in effect, he can do 3 (yes!) Juggernaut 
    Headcrush's if timed right (must start with full meter first).
    His Infinity Counter (Juggernaut Punch) does hella good
    damage for a counter attack.
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    6) Iron Man:
    
    Iron Man (Anthony Edward Stark) is a fictional comic book 
    superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created 
    by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby in Tales 
    of Suspense #39 (March 1963).
    
    
    Real Name: Anthony Edward Stark
    Notable Powers: Genius-level intelligence, Brilliant inventor 
    and engineer, Cyberpathic link with powered armor, Skilled 
    hand-to-hand combatant
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for traps
    to launch setups for more damage.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Iron Man can still be launched
    by the opponent but can't get knocked down of her attacks.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality. If Iron Man hits the opponent, they 
    are electrocuted and lose some of their super meter and more 
    life back goes back to Iron Man in addition to the life he 
    regularly acquires from using the Soul Gem. Recommended
    gem.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. A recommend for aerial raves and
    fast fly combos.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Iron Man has a maximum of
    two meters but only has one super (Proton Cannon). Not
    really worth the waste of the gem, other than his Infinity
    Counter (Repulsor Blast) and just like Hulk, you can launch
    your combo from there.
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    7) Psylocke:
    
    Psylocke (Elisabeth "Betsy" Braddock, sometimes Elizabeth) 
    is a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with Captain Britain 
    and the X-men. A mutant, she possesses telekinesis and 
    excellent hand-to-hand combat skills. She formerly possessed 
    telepathy.
    
    Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe, she 
    first appeared in the UK-only comic book Captain Britain #8 
    (December 1976). She was originally a supporting character 
    of her brother Captain Britain and briefly substituted for him 
    in the role.
    
    In issue #213 of Uncanny X-Men, she joined the X-Men. 
    Afterwards, the villain group The Hand kidnapped her and 
    with the help of Mojo switched her mind and body with that 
    of the assassin Revanche (aka Kwannon) to save the latter’s 
    life. Psylocke remerged with Kwannon’s body and ninjitsu 
    skills, plus a severely complicated psyche.
    
    Psylocke is one of the few Marvel superheroes to have been 
    given an actual birthdate. In an issue of the original Captain 
    Britain comic, it was stated that Elisabeth and Brian were 
    born in the early hours of 23 April. Betsy was the eldest of 
    the twins by a few minutes. The original year of their birth 
    was 1956, but, as with most comic heroes, this date is not 
    canon in the Marvel Universe.
    
    
    Real Name: Elisabeth Betsy Braddock
    Notable Powers: Telekinesis (stronger since her resurrection),
    Psychic katana, Immunity to telepathy and all forms of mental, 
    magical and physical alteration
    
    
    -Power: Activates Ninjutu. First introduced in COTA, this
    allows Psylocke to unleash 2 duplicate trails of her beside
    each other instead of 4. Also increases damage and stun.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Has some stun
    potential if used with Psi-Maelstrom or Kouchou Gakure.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Psylocke can still be launched
    by the opponent but can't get knocked down of her attacks.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. A great way to utilize a variety of
    ground combos and mixups into aerial raves.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Psylocke has a maximum of
    three meters and has three supers (Psi-Thrust, Psi-Maelstrom,
    Kouchou Gakure). If done right, you can nail, at most, three 
    Psi-Maelstrom's in the corner and her Infinity Counter (Psi-
    Blade) isn't bad at all.
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    8) Captain America:
    
    Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers (in some 
    accounts Steven Rogers), is a fictional superhero in the 
    Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Joe Simon and Jack 
    Kirby, he first appeared in Timely Comics' Captain America 
    Comics #1.
    
    
    Real Name: Steve Grant Rogers
    Notable Powers: Peak physical condition, Expert and world 
    renowned icon in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat 
    prowess as well as all terrain acrobatics, Master tactician 
    and field commander for nearly every faction of the Marvel 
    Universe, Wields an indestructible shield made of adamantium 
    and vibranium with an uncanny and deft ricocheting accuracy
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage, Shield Slash does the trail effect, 
    Stars & Stripes does multiple-hits and more  animation (like 
    a mini-Super). Recommended gem.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Some elements
    can cancel off moves if in effect (Final Justice).
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Captain America can get knocked
    down off some attacks and can still be launched by the
    opponent.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality. 
    
    -Time: Increases speed. Most of his attacks have a very
    good recovery time, this can make it deadlier.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Captain America has a 
    maximum of two meters and only has one super (Final 
    Justice). Since they can't be linked, his Infinity Counter
    (Stars & Stripes) has short verticality and is only meant
    to be used up close.
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    9) Shuma-Gorath:
    
    Shuma-Gorath is a fictional character, a demon and Lord of 
    Chaos appearing in the Marvel Universe. It first appeared 
    in the pages of Marvel Premiere, and is better known for 
    also being a playable character in the Marvel vs Capcom 
    video games. It is likely that it was inspired by the Cthulhu 
    Mythos, having the squamous and tentacular physique 
    typical of Cthulu and a name similar to Shub-Niggurath.
    
    Speculations that Shuma-Gorath is based on Eddy C. Bertin's 
    Cyäegha do not take into account that the Marvel character's 
    first visual depiction was in 1973, three full years before the 
    publication of Bertin's "Darkness, My Name Is".
    
    
    Notable Powers: Immortal, Seemingly infinite magical energy,
    Virtually omnipotent in native dimension, Tentacular form 
    possesses immense physical strength and resilience
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential.
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack. Good for traps
    to launch setups for more damage.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Shuma-Gorath can be knocked
    down off of a few attacks and still can be launched by the
    opponent.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality. Very useful if in effect with his K
    throw as that drains life too. 
    
    -Time: Increases speed, attacks turns the opponent into 
    stone. Recommended gem.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Shuma-Gorath has a maximum
    of one meter and only has one super (Chaos Dimension) but
    with the gem in effect, he can do 2 Chaos Dimensions if timed 
    right. Since he only has one meter, his Infinity Counter
    (Mystic Smash) is only worth doing for chip knockouts.
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    10) Blackheart:
    
    Blackheart is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel 
    Comics universe. He is a demon, the "son" of Mephisto. 
    Created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr., he first app-
    eared in Daredevil Vol.1, #270 (Sept. 1989). He is the arch-
    enemy of Ghost Rider.
    
    
    Notable Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, durability, 
    endurance and intelligence, Energy manipulation, Magical 
    and cosmic powers, Flight
    
    
    -Power: Increases damage and stun potential. His demons
    (HP/HK) do chip damage and make the screen flash red
    everytime it hits the opponent (blocking or not blocking).
    
    -Reality: Summons elements from an attack and has some
    temporary invisibility. Also increases stun potential. 
    Recommended gem.
    
    -Space: Increases defense. Blackheart can be knocked
    down off of a few attacks and still can be launched by the
    opponent.
    
    -Soul: Increases vitality.
    
    -Time: Increases speed. Great for cornering, trapping and 
    jugglingopponents with his demons (HP/HK) and builds 
    meter fast in the process.
    
    -Mind: Increases super meter. Blackheart has a maximum
    of one meter but has two supers (Armageddon, Heart of
    Darkness) but with the gem in effect, he can do 2 Heart
    of Darkness' if timed right. Since Infinity Counter (Inferno)
    has massive slowdown and is crap. Not worth wasting
    meter on, even with the gem in effect.
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    Props to those who made this guide possible:
    
    Myself for doing this guide and paying homage to a good
    game I used to play in my local arcade until it closed down
    in '906 and also 4neqs and box of Shoryuken for helping
    out on some gem information on characters that I hardly
    paid attention to.
    
    
    Peace.
    -Psychochronic
    
    
    
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