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    CABLE
    
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    Game: Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
    Cable Character Guide FAQ V.2.2, 1/22/01
    by Dan "PhatDan81" Finch; dan@finch.com
    Unpublished work Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Daniel D. Finch
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    CONTENTS
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    I.	Background
    II.	Legend
    III.	Regular Moves
    IV.	Special Moves
    V.	Supers
    VI.	Combos
    VII.	General Strategy
    VIII.	VS Strategy
    IX.	Misc. Stuff
    X.	Legal Stuff
    
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    I.	BACKGROUND
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    Who is Cable?  Nathan "Cable" Summers is a member of the X-Men and is the son 
    of the X-Men's leader Scott "Cyclops" Summers.  As an infant, Apocalypse in-
    fected Nathan with a deadly virus called the techno-organic virus.  Scott 
    agreed to send to Nathan into the future in order for Nathan to survive.  
    Cyclops and his wife's spirits were transported to the future and inhabited 
    bodies of the time Nathan were in so they could raise him.  By the time Scott 
    and his wife's spirits returned to their original time, Nathan was old enough 
    to take care of himself and decided to stay in the future.
    
    A computerized clone had been created of Nathan since it was believed that 
    Nathan was not going to survive.  Over time, the clone turned evil but even-
    tually inhabited into Nathan's body.  Nathan had learned of his mutant 
    telekinetic abilities and used these abilities to resist the virus' harmful 
    effects.  At the time however, the virus had already spread to his left arm, 
    left shoulder and left eye.  His left eye is able to see infrared light.
    
    He later became a mercenary for the U.S. government, where he was issued high-
    tech weapons and was taught hand-to-hand combat.  He eventually became the 
    greatest hero of his time.  Recently he has returned to the present time.  He 
    has reunited with his father and was able to defeat Apocalypse.  He is now 
    part of the present X-Men.
    
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    II.	LEGEND
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    ABBREVIATIONS
    
    U     Up
    D     Down
    B     Backward
    F     Forward
    C     Crouching
    S     Standing
    J     Jump[ing]
    SJ    Super Jump[ing]
    P     Punch
    K     Kick
    A     Assist
    AC    Air Combo
    OTG   On The Ground; an attack being performed while the opponent is lying  
          Down
    LP    Light Punch      Jab
    MP    Medium Punch     Strong
    HP    Heavy/Hard Punch Fierce
    LK    Light Kick       Short
    MK    Medium Kick      Forward
    HK    Heavy/Hard Kick  Roundhouse
    
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    UNIVERSAL COMMANDS
    
    LP + LK     Tags in second partner
    HP + HK     Tags in third partner
    A1          Calls in second partner, who steps in and does an attack
    A2          Calls in third partner, who steps in and does an attack
    Snapback    D, DF, F + A, forces the opponent out if they get hit (one HC   
                level)
    Crossover Counter B, DB, D + Assist (while blocking); tags in partner who 
                jumps in and performs a designated attack
    
    Crossover Combination A1+A2
    
    All three characters do one specific super (Hyper Combo) then the two 
    secondary characters step out after doing their supers (one to three levels; 
    two levels causes only two players to come out while one level has just the 
    primary character do his or her super).
    
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    III.	REGULAR MOVES
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    PUNCHES
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    JAB
    
    1.	Standing
    
    A basic jab, it has about the same priorities as most other standing jab 
    punches.  Cable's version, however does not hit most crouching opponents or 
    even some standing opponents.  Use S.Short instead.
    
    2.	Crouching
    
    Same as the standing version, only this one hits standing and crouching 
    opponents.  It's about as useful as most other low jabs.
    
    3.	Jumping
    
    Same as the standing version except he angles his arm downward slightly.  This 
    is his AC starter.
    
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    STRONG
    
    1.	Standing
    
    This is Cable's launcher attack.  The range sucks and it doesn't hit some 
    crouching opponents or a standing Roll.  You must be very close for this to 
    connect.
    
    2.	Crouching
    
    Cable uses his pistol to hit his opponent.  He doesn't fire it, he just hits 
    them with the barrel of the gun.  It has decent range and pretty much the same 
    priority as his S/C.Forward.
    
    3.	Jumping
    
    Same as the crouching version, this is used mostly as an AC filler.
    
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    FIERCE
    
    All three versions of his fierce attacks make him fire his pistol.  Each 
    version has different characteristics.
    
    1.	Standing
    
    Cable fires his pistol straight ahead.  Press the button rapidly to make him 
    fire up to four rounds.  It can cancel into any special move or a Hyper Viper 
    Beam.  Be careful not to use this at mid-range because if the opponent jumps 
    over the bullet(s), you could be in big trouble.  Also be aware that the 
    bullets won't hit most crouching opponents and can leave him open for some 
    crouching attacks.  Use this at long range or in combos or as an anti-dash-in 
    attack.
    
    2.    Crouching
    
    
    Cable stands up and fires upward at about a 30-degree angle.  The opponent can 
    get hit while he's pulling the gun out, which causes the opponent to get 
    knocked upwards and get hit by the bullet.  The move can be cancelled into a 
    special move or super before he actually fires the gun.  It can be used as an 
    unreliable anti-air attack.  If you throw this out when the opponent is on the 
    ground, but not next to you, you could get punished.  Use it mostly in combos, 
    as a surprise attack or as an anti-dash-in attack.  
    
    3.	Jumping
    
    Same as the standing version, except he can only fire the gun once.  It can be 
    used as an AC finisher, but the opponent must be above you for it to connect.  
    It can also be used for an opponent who is airborne and is at a distance.  If 
    and airborne opponent blocks this attack, throw out an Electrap afterwards.
    
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    KICKS
    
    Cable's kicks are better for ground combos.  They have better range and most 
    of his kicks hit standing and crouching opponents.
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    SHORT
    
    1.	Standing
    
    A basic standing LK, Cable does a knee attack.  It has the same priorities as 
    the S.Jab, except this is better since it hits both crouching and standing 
    opponents.  This is his primary combo starter.
    
    2.	Crouching
    
    A basic low LK, this also can be used to start ground combos.  Its range is 
    about the same as the standing version, except it hits low.
    
    3.	Jumping
    
    Same as the standing version, this is used as an AC filler.
    
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    FORWARD
    
    1.	Standing
    
    A basic MK, he basically swings his leg out.  It has decent range and pretty 
    good priority.  It can be used to combo into some of his special moves or it 
    can be used as a ground combo filler.
    
    2.	Crouching
    
    Cable extends his leg out and slightly upwards while crouching.  It has the 
    same priorities as the standing version.  Unlike most other C.Forwards, this 
    one does NOT hit low.
    
    3.	Jumping
    
    Cable does an upward kick with his nearer leg.  It has poor range but is used
    as an AC filler and also to combo into AC finishers.
    
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    ROUNDHOUSE
    
    Cable's roundhouse attacks have very good priority and range.  You'll 
    definitely be using these a lot.
    
    1.	Standing
    
    Cable extends his leg out as far as possible.  Although it's a little slow on 
    start-up, it's easy to combo into and it combos into almost any special move 
    or a Hyper Viper Beam.  If it gets blocked, cancel into a Viper Beam or 
    Crackdown to avoid getting punished.
    
    2.	Forward
    
    Cable does a small hop forward and extends his leg downward.  It can't be 
    comboed into (at least it won't register as a combo) and it doesn't combo into 
    anything.  I'm not sure what exactly its uses are or if it has any at all.
    
    3.	Crouching
    
    A conventional low HK that sweeps opponents, it has slightly above-average 
    range and it's easy to combo into and it combos into some special moves and 
    his Hyper Viper Beam.
    
    4.	Jumping
    
    Cable extends both legs out at a slight downward angle.  It's identical to
    Cyclops' J.D.Roundhouse, however Cable's version has more range.  This is 
    Cable's best jump-in attack and most reliable AC finisher.
    
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    THROWS
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    F or B+HK (ground/air)
    
    This is Cable's only throw that he has.  It looks much like Ryu's Roundhouse 
    Throw; he grabs his opponent, rolls back and kicks them across the screen.  
    The ground version isn't very useful, but the air version is used for 
    finishing AC's and for mid-air confrontations.  I'm not sure if you can land 
    an Air-HVB after the air version.
    
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    DASH
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    Nothing special about his dash; covers about half the screen.  It's not as 
    quick as most dashes.  He takes a couple steps and then slides along the 
    ground the rest of the way.  Unless you need to get to your opponent while 
    they're recovering from an attack, you should really only start attacks with a 
    jump-in instead.
    
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    IV.	SPECIAL MOVES
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    A (*) means that the move can be done while in the air.
    A (H) means that the move can be cancelled into a super.
    A (h) means that the move can be cancelled into a super as it gets blocked.
    
    VIPER BEAM (VB) (*)(H) D, DF, F + press P rapidly
    (While tapping P, press U to arc beam up; press D to arc beam down.)
    
    This is Cable's primary projectile and keep away attack.  He pulls out a gun 
    that looks like a machine gun and fires a beam straight-ahead.  It combos 
    easily off any fierce or roundhouse attacks.  It also combos into a Hyper 
    Viper Beam.  Use this in ground combos or for keep away.  Use the air version 
    for aerial confrontations.  
    
    The punch button used determines how long Cable fires the beam and the amount 
    of damage it does.  Don't use this at mid-range or when next to your opponent.  
    They could jump over the beam and punish you, or if it's blocked close, they 
    could punish you while you're recovering.
    
    SCIMITAR (H) F, D, DF + press P rapidly
    
    This is Cable's dragon punch.  He does an upward jump at about a 70-degree 
    angle while holding an electrically charged sword.  At the peak of the jump, 
    he throws the sword in the direction he was travelling.  It does decent damage 
    and it can be cancelled into a Hyper Viper Beam.  The punch button used 
    determines how high he jumps before he throws the sword.  This is Cable's best 
    anti-air move.  It starts up a little slow, but it's very easy to combo into.  
    
    Just like other dragon punches, it sometimes catches opponents off-guard.  Use 
    the jab version to surprise your opponent and for an anti-air attack.  Use the 
    fierce version in combos or if you're absolutely sure it will connect.  Just 
    like any other dragon punch this one has that awful recovery delay, so be 
    careful about using this move.
    
    PHY-CHARGE (h) F, DF, D, DB, B + press P rapidly
    (Hold P to hold out hand before grabbing opponent.)
    
    Cable holds out his hand, attempting to grab his opponent.  If he does, he 
    charges them with electricity, causing your super meter to get charged up from 
    your opponent's life.  Holding the punch button causes Cable to hold his hand 
    out until it is blocked or it connects.  
    
    Tapping the button while the move is being performed takes more life from the 
    opponent and gives you more super energy.  If it gets blocked or it misses, 
    Cable will be standing there for a second holding his hand out, even if you 
    don't hold the button.  Use this move as a surprise attack or a mistake 
    punisher.
    
    CRACKDOWN (H) D, DF, F + K
    
    Cable dashes forward then does a downward punch with his nearer arm.  The 
    latter part neutralizes fireballs without causing Cable to slow down while 
    dashing forward--it also OTG's.  It combos off any heavy attack and it cancels 
    into a Hyper Viper Beam.  It also has a pretty quick recovery.  The stronger 
    the kick button used, the farther across the screen Cable travels and the more 
    damage it will do.
    
    ELECTRAP (*)(H) D, DB, B + K 
    (Hold K to delay explosion.)
    
    Cable pulls out a capsule containing electric energy.  It explodes when it 
    either reaches a specific point, hits the opponent(s) or upon releasing the 
    kick button.  The start-up is painfully slow, but it does have its uses.  This 
    is mostly used to keep pressure on the opponent by preventing them from 
    jumping.  It's best to throw one out while jumping while the opponent is on 
    the ground.
    
    The kick button used determines where the capsule will land if you hold the 
    kick button.  The short version lands at the middle of the screen, while the 
    roundhouse version lands at the opposite end of the screen. 
    
    If it hits the opponent, it causes them to be trapped, unable to do anything.  
    Attack them immediately afterwards.  If you hold the kick button, the amount 
    of damage that it will do and the amount of time that it holds the opponent 
    are both lowered.  Thanks to Cayr Desanea (cayr@yahoo.com) for that small 
    piece of info.
    
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    V.	SUPERS (HYPER COMBOS)
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    HYPER VIPER BEAM (HVB) (*) D, DF, F + 2P (ground)
                               D, DF, F, UF + 2P (air version from ground)
    (Press U to arc beam upward; press D to arc beam downward.)
    
    Cable pulls out a huge gun a blasts away at the opposition.  It can do very 
    insane damage and chips very well.  The ground version combos off any heavy 
    attack, but you'll probably be in very big trouble if it's blocked.  The air 
    version has an instant startup and combos off of itself.  It also recovers 
    very fast.
    
    If you choose to use the ground version, NEVER throw it out at random.  Use it 
    ONLY inside combos (see the Combos section to learn how to combo into it).  
    The air version can be set up in a number of ways.  The most practical way to 
    set it up is to stand at long-range and do S.Fierce up to four times, then 
    cancel into Jab-Scimitar (it's supposed to miss), which is canceled into the 
    super while in air.  After that, you can enter the command to do the air 
    version from the ground (enter D, DF, F, UF, let go of the joystick and then 
    press 2P).
    
    The air version is very good for punishing mistakes.  If you're air-blocking 
    and you want to Air-HVB after you're done blocking, simply just push-block and 
    then do the super.  Being able to do Air-HVB from the ground effectively will 
    allow for you to punish pesky fire-ballers and after blocking attacks that 
    leave your opponent even slightly open.  One thing that you should keep in 
    mind is that you can only do ONE HVB per jump, even super jumps, so do choose 
    carefully when to do Air-HVB's while jumping.
    
    TIME FLIP D, DF, F + 2K
    
    Cable calls his future counterpart onto the screen who rushes forward (and is 
    also transparent, needless to say) and when he hits the opponent, does an 
    automated 15-hit super.  The clone can go through fireballs like Hadoukens and 
    Soul Fists.  While Cable's clone is giving the opponent a beat-down, Cable can 
    dash in [or jump in] and do an attack on the helpless opponent.  Always start 
    attacking the opponent at the very end to do as much damage as possible.  Keep 
    in mind that Cable cannot do a HVB until the super has ended.  If Cable hits 
    his opponent while the super is being performed, the super ends prematurely.
    
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    VI.	COMBOS
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    COMBO CHAINS
    
    Ground and Jumping Chain:
    
    While on the ground and while jumping, Cable has a Stronger chain.  Cable can 
    chain a light attack directly into a heavy attack but requires very quick 
    timing.  Also, you must be very close to the opponent to combo a S.Forward 
    into a S.Fierce.
    
    Super Jumping:
    
    Cable has the Zigzag chain while super jumping;t you cannot combo a SJ.Fierce 
    into a SJ.Roundhouse. Connecting a SJ.Fierce is very tricky and only works if 
    your opponent is right in front of you or above you; otherwise just use 
    SJ.Roundhouse or Roundhouse Air Throw to finish an AC.
    
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    Launcher          S.Strong/DF.Fierce
    Strike            C.Fierce (first hit), S.Roundhouse (VS. airborne opponent)
    Knockdown         C.Roundhouse
    Snapback          S.Roundhouse
    AC Finishers      SJ.Fierce, SJ.Roundhouse, Viper Beam, Hyper Viper Beam,  
                      Roundhouse Air Throw
    
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    SPECIAL MOVE AND SUPER-CANCELING
    
    Below is a list of which attacks will combo into special moves and supers, as 
    well as which special moves can cancel or set up for a super.  In Cable's 
    case, HVB is much more reliable to connect; Time Flip can only be comboed into 
    one specific way in the corner.
    
    Special Moves
    
    Viper Beam: Any heavy attacks; during an air combo but only if Cable 
    jumps straight up upon launching the opponent
    
    Scimitar: Any light or medium attacks or F.Roundhouse
    
    Crackdown (short version): Any heavy attack except C.Fierce or 
    F.Roundhouse
    
    Phy-Charge: S.Jab
    
    Supers
    
    Hyper Viper Beam: Any heavy attack, Viper Beam, Crackdown, Electrap; 
    Jab-Scimitar can be used to set up the air version, but only after you 
    connect a S.Fierce and pull off the super while the opponent is still 
    stunned; Air-HVB can be set up off of a S.Roundhouse, which is done by 
    entering the command to do an Air-HVB from the ground; it can also be 
    comboed into during an air combo, but only if Cable jumps straight up 
    upon launching the opponent
    
    Time Flip: Roundhouse-Crackdown (in corner only)
    
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    ASSIST ATTACKS & CROSSOVER COUNTERS
    
    Alpha
    
    Assist/Counter: Jab-Viper Beam
    
    Due to VB's stun effect, this assist can be a very good setup for many supers, 
    however it's easy to jump over since the beam doesn't arc at all.  Use this 
    assist to help out characters who don't play very well at a distance.
    
    Beta
    
    Assist/Counter: Fierce-Scimitar
    
    Basically, it's just your conventional dragon punch assist.  Use this like how 
    you would use most other anti-air assists.  It's good for helping out 
    characters who can't defend against jump-ins very well.  It has somewhat of a 
    juggling effect, which can be a setup for a few supers, but you must be very 
    quick about it.
    
    Gamma
    
    Assist: Short-Electrap/Counter: Short-Crackdown
    
    This is assist is used mostly to keep opponents from jumping and usually only 
    connects on brain-dead opponents.  Otherwise you can also use it for traps.  
    If it somehow connects, your primary character can pretty much do whatever 
    they'd like to the opponent.
    
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    CROSSOVER COMBINATION
    
    No matter which assist type is chosen, Cable will always do Hyper Viper Beam 
    in a Crossover Combination.  The beam arcs up and downward rapidly only if 
    Cable starts the Crossover Combination, otherwise it doesn't arc very much.  
    The best way for Cable to set up a Crossover Combination is S.Short, 
    S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, or stand at long-range and do a S.Fierce and then 
    press both assist buttons.
    
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    JUMP-IN ATTACKS
    
    J.Roundhouse: His primary jump-in due to its reliability and range--this 
         should be the most commonly used jump-in attack.  Use this against   
         characters of all sizes.
    J.Short, J.Forward:  Typically leaves Cable closer to his opponent than with  
         J.Roundhouse, yet nearly impossible to connect on even medium-sized 
         characters.
    J.Jab, J.Forward:  About as difficult to pull of as the former, yet J.Jab has 
         better range than J.Short does. J.Strong can also be used instead of 
         J.Forward in this jump-in.
    
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    If you want to combo into a HVB in an air combo, you must jump straight up 
    instead of forward after launching the opponent. "Air-HVB" means that you're 
    going to be doing the air version from off the ground.  "Jump(HVB)" means that 
    you're going to be jumping upward and then doing an HVB during the jump.  
    C.Short may be used instead of S.Short.
    
    1.	S.Jab, Scimitar
    2.	S.Short, Scimitar
    3.	S.Jab, Phy-Charge
    4.	Long-Range: S.Fierce(4-Hit), VB
    5.	J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, Scimitar
    6.	S.Short, S.Strong, Scimitar
    7.	Electrap, Phy-Charge
    8.	Electrap, S.Fierce(4-Hit), VB
    9.	Electrap, Crackdown
    10.	Electrap, Air-VB
    11.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce(4-Hit), VB
    12.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce(4-Hit), Short-Crackdown
    13.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, VB
    14.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Short-Crackdown
    15.	J.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Forward, C.Roundhouse, VB(OTG; arc down)
    16.	C.Short, C.Forward, C.Roundhouse, Short-Crackdown(OTG)
    17.	J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Strong, SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce), 
    C.Short(OTG), C.Fierce
    18.	In Corner: J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Strong, SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, 
    Forward, Fierce, Jab), Jump(Jab, Strong, Fierce)
    19.	In Corner: S.Short, S.Strong, SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Roundhouse, 
    Roundhouse(OTG)), S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse
    20.	Roundhouse-Crackdown, C.Roundhouse(OTG), Viper Beam
    21.	J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Strong, SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, HVB)
    22.	J.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Forward, C.Roundhouse, HVB(OTG; arc down)
    23.	J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, VB, HVB
    24.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Short-Crackdown, HVB (arc up)
    25.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Air-HVB (arc down), Air-HVB (arc up), 
    Jump(HVB (arc up))
    26.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce(4-Hit), Crossover Combination
    27.	S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Crossover Combination
    28.	Long-Range: S.Fierce(4-Hit), Jab-Scimitar, Air-HVB (arc down), Air-HVB 
    (arc up), Jump(HVB (arc up))...
    29.	Electrap, Jump(HVB), Air-HVB (arc up), Jump(HVB (arc up))
    30.	Time Flip, S.Short (just as Time Flip ends), S.Strong, SJ.(Jab, Short, 
    Strong, Forward, Fierce), C.Short(OTG), C.Fierce
    31.	Time Flip, S.Fierce(4-Hit; just as Time Flip stops), Jab-Scimitar, Air-HVB 
    (arc down), Air-HVB (arc up), Jump(HVB (arc up))...
    32.	In Corner: Time Flip, Roundhouse-Crackdown, Time Flip 
    
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    COMBO EXPLANATIONS
    
    #18
    
    In Corner: ...SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, Jab), Jump... 
    
    After finishing the AC with a SJ.Fierce, you should be falling to the ground 
    next to your opponent--do a jab before they hit the ground, which will keep 
    them in the air longer.  As soon as you land, quickly jump up afterwards and 
    do a mini-air combo.  Keep in mind that special moves and Air-HVB cannot be 
    done during the mini-air combo.
    
    #28 and 31
    
    [...]S.Fierce(4-Hit), Jab-Scimitar, Air HVB (arc downward), Air HVB (arc 
    upward)...
    
    After the fourth hit from the S.Fierce connects, do a Jab-Scimitar and quickly 
    cancel into an Air-HVB while the opponent is still stunned.  The Scimitar is 
    not supposed to hit the opponent but acts as a setup for an Air-HVB.  As soon 
    as you land, do an Air-HVB from the ground and arc the beam upward.  For the 
    third Air-HVB, you must jump up. Near the peak of the jump do the super and 
    arc the beam upward.
    
    #29-31
    
    Time Flip...
    
    All attacks listed after "Time Flip" should be started at the last few hits of 
    Time Flip (it may help you to know that it hits 15 times) in order for it to 
    inflict as much damage as possible. 
    
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    COMBO TREE
    
    Thanks to 3pwood (mayfield_john@hotmail.com) for this concept.  This is 
    basically a tree of what attacks combo into other attacks.  This does not list 
    every possibility but is basically to give you an idea of attacks that will 
    combo into other attacks.  It's also meant to give you an idea of how to combo 
    with Cable.
    
    START
    
                            J.Roundhouse, Time Flip                 Electrap
                                       |                                |
                                       |                                |
                               S.Jab, S/C.Short                         |
                                       |                                |
                                       |                                |
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         |                             |                    |           |
         |                             |                    |           |
      S.Strong                   S/C.Forward             Scimitar       |________
         |                             |                                         |
         |                             |                                         |
       SJ.Jab          ---------------------------------------------------       |
      SJ.Short        |                |                       |          |      |
      SJ.Strong       |                |                       |          |      |
     SJ.Forward    Scimitar  -----------------             C.Fierce  C.Roundhouse|
    [AC Finisher]           |                 |                |          |      |   
                            |                 |                |<---------|      |
                         S.Fierce       S.Roundhouse     Viper Beam,      |      |
                            |                 |       Hyper Viper Beam,   |      |
                            |                 |      Crossover Combination|      |
                 ---------------------        |                           |      |
                |                     |       |__                      Crackdown |
                |                     |          |                         ______|
           Viper Beam,        Hyper Viper Beam   |                        |
            Crackdown,                           |                        |
          Jab-Scimitar                  --------------------              |
                |                      |                    |             |
                |                      |                    |             |
        Hyper Viper Beam         Viper Beam,        Hyper Viper Beam,     |
                                  Crackdown       Crossover Combination   |
                                       |                           _______|
                                       |                          |
                               Hyper Viper Beam          -----------------         
                                                        |                 |   
                                                        |                 |
                                                      Jump            Scimitar,
                                                        |         Hyper Viper Beam
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                                           J.Jab             Air Viper Beam
                                         J.Strong         Air Hyper Viper Beam
                                       [AC Finisher)
    
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    TEAM HYPER COMBOS
    
    HVB can be used as a THC starter, filler and ender.  Time Flip is only used as 
    a THC filler after certain supers.  If you have any THC's involving Cable that 
    you would like for me to list here, please e-mail me and I'll post them when I 
    get the chance.
    
    1: first partner's super, 2: second partner's super, 3. Third partner's super
    
    A. 1. (Cable) Hyper Viper Beam 2. Any beam super, Captain Storm, Cajun 
       Explosion, Weapon X, Blodia Vulcan, Venom Web; if close or in corner: any 
       rushing super, any dragon punch super, Final Justice, Blodia Punch, Gamma 
       Quake, Gamma Wave, Death Bite, Kikou-Shou, Ultimate Web Throw, Fatal Claw 
       or Magnetic Shockwave 3. Third partner's super
    
    B. 1.  Any beam super, any rushing super, any dragon punch super, any super 
       that knocks down opponent, Final Atomic Buster, Final Justice, Shinkuu-
       Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma Quake, Gamma Crush, Weapon X, Venom Web, Rush 
       Drill, Beat Plane, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan, Fatal Claw, etc. 2. (Cable) 
       Hyper Viper Beam 3. Any beam super, Captain Storm, Cajun Explosion, Weapon 
       X, Blodia Vulcan, Venom Web; if close or in corner: any rushing super, any 
       dragon punch super, Final Justice, Blodia Punch, Gamma Quake, Gamma Wave, 
       Death Bite,  Kikou-Shou, Ultimate Web Throw, or Magnetic Shockwave.
    
    C. 1.  First Partner's super 2. Any beam super, any rushing super, any dragon  
       punch super, any super that knocks down opponent, Final Atomic Buster, 
       Final Justice, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma Quake, Gamma Crush,  
       Weapon X, Venom Web, Rush Drill, Beat Plane, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan or 
       Fatal Claw 3. (Cable) Hyper Viper Beam
    
    D. 1.  Weapon X, Berserker Claw X, Royal Flush (up close) 2. (Cable) Time 
       Flip, S.Fierce(4-Hit), Jab-Scimitar, Air-HVB (x 1 or 2) 3. Any beam super,  
       Captain Storm, Cajun Explosion, Weapon X, Blodia Vulcan, Venom Web; if 
       close or in corner: any rushing super, any dragon punch super, Final 
       Justice, Blodia Punch, Gamma Quake, Gamma Wave, Death Bite, Kikou-Shou, 
       Ultimate Web Throw, Fatal Claw or Magnetic Shockwave
    
    Here's some Team Hyper Combos I received from jugerknotX@aol.com.
    
    Use Venom, Jin and Cable in that order.
    
    1.	Connect a Venom Web.
    2.	Just before the last hit connects, do a Blodia Punch
    3.	Just before the last hit connects, do a HVB.
    
    Use Cable, Venom and Marrow in that order.
    
    1.	Do a HVB.
    2.	Just before the last few hits connect, cancel into a Venom Web.
    3.	Just before the last hit connects, cancel into the Stinger Bones.
    
    Here's some that are quite effective.
    
    Use Cable, Cyclops and Captain Commando.  You may use Cyclops before Cable, 
    but always make sure that Captain Commando comes in last.  On Step 4, you can 
    do a Crossover Combination instead of the Captain Sword after the 
    S.Roundhouse.
    
    1.	Do a HVB.
    2.	Just as the last few hits connect, do a Mega Optic Blast.
    3.	Just as the last few hits connect, do a Captain Storm.
    4.	With Captain Commando, do C.Short(OTG), S.Roundhouse, followed by a 
    Captain Sword.
    5.	Just before the last couple of hits connect, cancel into a HVB or Mega 
    Optic Blast, depending on who comes in next.
    
    Use both Wolverines and Cable, with Cable being the last one to do his super.  
    You must have at least four levels of super stocked up for this setup to work.
    
    1.	Start off with Weapon X.
    2.	Just before the last two hits connect, cancel into the other 
    Wolverines' Weapon X.
    3.	Just before the last two hits connect, cancel into Time Flip.
    4.	Just as Time Flip is about to end, do S.Fierce(4-Hit), Jab-Scimitar, 
    Air-HVB.  If you have another super stocked up, do another Air-HVB just 
    as the first one ends.
    
    Use Wolverine, Cable and Storm in that order.  You must have five levels of 
    super stocked up for this to work.
    
    1.	Start off with Weapon X.
    2.	Just before the last two hits connect, cancel into Time Flip.
    3.	Just as Time Flip is about to end, do S.Fierce(4-Hit), Jab-Scimitar, 
    Air-HVB (x2).
    4.	After the second Air-HVB, cancel into Ice Storm.
    
    ==============================================================================
    VII.	GENERAL STRATEGY
    ==============================================================================
    
    Cable is an offensive and keep-away type character.  He's certainly a default 
    selection for many and has the quickest, most-feared super in the game.  Just 
    like with many other charcters, you need to not repeat the same attacks over 
    and over again, as this may lead to a quick death for Cable.  At the same 
    time, you must be able to anticipate well in order to pull off Air-HVB's when 
    your opponent leaves themselves open for attack.
    
    You can try jumping back and tagging your opponent with Air-VB's, but be aware 
    that some assists are capable of preventing Cable from doing this, while other 
    characters are very much capable of countering (Omega Red, Dr. Doom, Storm).  
    Your opponent could also super jump over the whole thing and then nail you on 
    the way down while you're busy blasting away at where the opponent is no 
    longer standing, so watch it.  Another thing you can do to keep pressure on 
    the opponent is jump up and throw out Electraps.  If one does connect on the 
    opponent, do an Air-HVB immediately afterwards.
    
    Cable often has trouble defending himself on his own.  If you wish to use 
    Cable, you need to have an effective anti-air assist.  It may also be a good 
    idea to have an assist that sets Cable up for an Air-HVB.  Keep in mind that 
    you can use Electraps to set up traps on your opponent, with the help of the 
    correct assist attacks.
    
    If you want to be effective with Cable, you need to know how to do Air-HVB's 
    from the ground, in order to punish your opponent effectively and safely and 
    also in order to link Air-HVB's together.  The ground version should never be 
    used to punish mistakes for it has both a somewhat slow startup and a long 
    recovery delay.  Only use the ground version in combos and THC's.
    
    Time Flip is used as a THC filler.  You can easily connect Air-HVB's off of 
    it.  The best way to connect Time Flip is through THC's.  Once it connects, 
    jump over the opponent on the 13th hit and do a four-hit S.Fierce, followed by 
    a Jab-Scimitar, which is canceled into Ait-HVB.  From there, you can follow up 
    with up to three more Air-HVB's, depending upon how far your super meter is 
    charged up.
    
    ==============================================================================
    VIII. VS STRATEGY
    ==============================================================================
    NOTE: As a general rule, punish block in when jumping and punish missed 
          assists with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Non-committed jump-ins should be 
          countered with an anti-air assist; committed jump-ins can be countered 
          with an Air-HVB.  Please keep in mind that Air-VB's and Air-HVB's are 
          NOT the answer to everything and can be capitalized upon by super 
          jumping over the beams.
    
    * More than likely, there will be more to come for some of the characters.
    
    =======
    =Akuma=
    =======
    His keep-away game is no match for yours.  If he tries any air fireballs or 
    even a Tenma Gou-Zankuu, you can punish him with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  The 
    only super you should really watch out for is Messatsu Gou-Shoryuu, which can 
    catch you off guard with its quick startup.  His dive kick, which can seem to 
    be so intimidating can easily be stuffed with a well-timed Scimitar or a good 
    anti-air assist.  Blocked Tatsumakis should be punished with a throw or an 
    Air-HVB; you can also just push-block it and use an anti-air assist or stuff 
    it with a well-place S.Roundhouse.
    
    ========
    =Amingo=
    ========
    This guy is really good at pressuring you, especially with his jump-ins.  
    Against him, you'll need an effective anti-air assist to defend against frequent 
    jump-ins.  If he throws out any plants, you can easily punish with an Air-HVB.  
    Many of his moves leave him open for attack if blocked, so you know what to do.  
    Try not to super jump over him since he may throw out his vine super and confuse 
    you into blocking the wrong way.  Overall, you'll need to use your keep-away 
    game quite a bit against him.  As a helper, watch out for when he comes out to 
    heal your primary opponent, as he is wide open to an Air-HVB.
    
    ==========
    =Anakaris=
    ==========
    Keep-away is necessary against him.  Throwing moves out at random against him 
    could result in punishment, even Air-VB's and Air-HVB's.  However, any moves 
    that he throws out and misses can easily be punished with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  
    Play close to him only if you're trying to punish him, otherwise mostly use your 
    keep-away tactics.  Blocked or missed supers are also easy to punish with an 
    Air-HVB.  Many players like to use his unblockable capture assist, which is a 
    good setup for many different attacks.  You need to use anticipation somewhat to 
    avoid his assist attacks.  If they miss, do an Air-HVB immediately.
    
    ============
    =Blackheart=
    ============
    You'll certainly have your hands full in this match.  His close-up game is 
    better than yours but you have him beat in keep-away.  His projectile attacks 
    can be jumped over and punished with an Air-HVB.  He's also open after his 
    supers are blocked or if they miss.  In general, you're safer playing at a 
    distance against him but watch out for his inferno attacks, which can 
    occasionally catch some off-guard and can also prevent you from doing an Air-
    HVB.  If one is blocked, you must be quick to punish him with an Air-HVB 
    afterwards.
    
    ====================
    =B.B.Hood (Bulleta)=
    ====================
    She has a pretty good keepaway game and is also a good confuser.  Her small size 
    can make it a little tricky to perform combos on her especially if she's 
    crouching.  A good B.B.Hood player knows better than to throw out a Cheer & Fire 
    at random but if they happen to do this, an Air-HVB will go through the flame 
    and nail her.  Her other projectiles can easily be jumped over and punished.  Be 
    careful about playing close to her due to her confusion tactics.  Her S.Fierces 
    can set her up for a Cool Hunting, which is very painful.  If you block any of 
    her supers, punish with an Air-HVB.  Her Cheer & Fire assist can be easily be 
    push-blocked and then punished with an Air-HVB. 
    
    =======
    =Cable=
    =======
    This can be trouble; potentially one of the ugliest mirror matches in the game.  
    In this match, it's basically a matter of who can get their Air-VB's and Air-
    HVB's out faster.  If they throw out an Air-VB or Air-HVB while you're on the 
    ground, quickly super jump over the whole thing and nail them with a 
    SJ.Roundhouse.  If you block a ground HVB, punish with a S.Fierce canceled into 
    either a VB or Jab-Scimitar, both of which can be canceled into an HVB.  If 
    you're close enough, simply just dash up to them and combo into an HVB.  If you 
    meet them in mid-air and they were the first to jump, chances are their 
    J.Roundhouse will beat you out since they'll probably be above you; just use 
    J.Fierce or Air-VB.
    
    =======
    =Cammy=
    =======
    When up close, simply just block low.  Otherwise, use your keep-away game 
    against her, as she can't do anything to you from a distance except use an 
    effective assist attack, which has the possibility to hit you.  If you block one 
    of these assists, you can easily punish with an Air-HVB but call out an anti-air 
    assist to keep her from dashing under you.  Her moves and supers leave her open 
    if blocked, so punish accordingly.  Be careful about jumping in on her because 
    she could nail you with a launcher, which leads to one of her potentially high-
    damaging air combos, which end with a Cannon Drill, canceled into her version of 
    a Maximum Spider.  If this happens, roll as soon as you hit the ground so you 
    won't get re-launched.  Her assists are pretty easy to avoid and can easily be 
    punished with an Air-HVB.
    
    =================
    =Captain America=
    =================
    This can be an interesting fight especially against experts.  Your keep-away 
    game is much better than his but he tends to beat out Cable up close due to his 
    cross-up game.  He can also easily double-jump away from Air-VB's and Air-HVB's, 
    so be careful about when to use them.  Against Cartwheels, there's not really 
    much you can do against them except for throw him out of it but he could easily 
    tech-hit.  
    
    Final Justice and Hyper Charging Star really can't be capitalized upon if 
    blocked but Hyper Stars & Stripes leaves him wide open for attack if it's 
    blocked but watch out for when it's starting up as it tends to catch people off-
    guard.  Try not to engage in mid-air battles with CapAm as his J.Fierce tends to 
    beat Cable out--he can also double jump above you and then you'll be in trouble.   
    Watch out for his assist attacks, especially his dash and anti-air assists, 
    which are pretty quick and can often catch people by surprise.  If they do miss, 
    punish with an Air-HVB.
    
    ==================
    =Captain Commando=
    ==================
    This captain is also very versatile yet requires a different strategy in order 
    to beat him.  Try to avoid cross-ups and super jumping over him as he could nail 
    you with a Captain Corridor.  Many CapCom players sometimes resort to low 
    attacks, so block low if up close.  Air-VB's and Air-HVB's tend to give him some 
    trouble.  Take extreme caution when using Electraps against him as he could nail 
    you with a Captain Fire, Captain Corridor or Captain Storm.  
    
    Captain Kick, which is a joke of a move, can easily be blocked or crouched under 
    and then punished with a VB or Air-HVB.  Try not to allow a ground HVB to get 
    blocked as he could nail you with a Captain Fire or even a Captain Storm.  If 
    you do block a Captain Storm, there are quite a few ways in which you can punish 
    him.  Any Captain Swords that are blocked, punish him with an Air-HVB.
    
    ================
    =Charlie (Nash)=
    ================
    In this matchup, the only thing you really need to watch out for is his throws, 
    which can be used to either start an infinite or act as a filler for one.  If he 
    gets near you, be prepared to tech-hit.  If he does throw you, simply roll away.  
    Sonic Booms are of no threat whatsoever against Cable as you can easily 
    neutralize them (while chipping his life away) with an Air-VB.  Basically just 
    block low when he's on the offensive and tech-hit effectively.  A blocked 
    Somersault Justice super can easily be punished in many ways.  His Sonic Break 
    can easily be avoided by super jumping over the whole thing or you can also 
    neutralize all the Sonic Booms with an Air-HVB.
    
    =========
    =Chun-Li=
    =========
    Simply just block low up close to her and be very cautious when jumping in on 
    her as her S.Roundhouse will stuff your J.Roundhouse.  If any of her special 
    moves miss, punish her with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Try not to engage in mid-air 
    battles with her as she could double or triple jump above you and then send you 
    back to the ground.  Push-block her Kikou-Shou then punish with a Air-VB or Air-
    HVB.
    
    ==========
    =Colossus=
    ==========
    Very intimidating up close but a very little threat from a distance; basically 
    just watch out for his power tackles.  If you do block one, punish accordingly.  
    Never throw out a ground VB at random against him as he could punish with a very 
    painful Giant Swing.  If he activates his hyper armor, nail him with an Air-HVB 
    while he's still taunting.
    
    =========
    =Cyclops=
    =========
    He has a pretty good keep-away game, yet your keep-away game tends to give him 
    some trouble.  Blocked Optic Blasts and Mega Optic Blasts (except for the air 
    version) should be countered with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Be careful about using 
    Air-VB's and Air-HVB's since he could super jump over the beam and nail you with 
    a Super Optic Blast or a J.D.Roundhouse.  If he throws out a Running Tackle, 
    stop him with a S.Fierce.  His anti-air game is weak so try starting your 
    attacks with jump-ins against him.  Avoid mid-air battles against him as his 
    J.Roundhouse will probably beat you out.
    
    ============
    =Dan Hibiki=
    ============
    Although he isn't used very much, he is rarely used properly and effectively.  
    If not used in combos, his special attacks can easily be countered with an Air-
    VB or Air-HVB.  Watch out for his supers when up close as they can catch you 
    off-guard.  If any of them are blocked, punish accordingly.
    
    =========
    =Dhalsim=
    =========
    His keep-away game is good but he's open to attack in one way or another after 
    pretty much any attack he does.  VB will neutralize his projectiles--be careful 
    about jumping in on him because he has a few attacks that deal with them pretty 
    good.  If he tries to tag you with his far-reaching arms, jump up and Air-VB or 
    Air-HVB him as quickly as possible.  Blocked supers can easily be punished with 
    an Air-HVB.  Yoga Inferno can easily be super jumped over and you'll be able to 
    punish him however you wish.
    
    =============
    =Doctor Doom=
    =============
    His keep-away game is one of the few that can keep up with yours.  Well-timed 
    Air-VB's and Air-HVB's can counter his Air-Photon Shots.  The same thing applies 
    to his molecular shields.  Use caution when jumping in on him as he has quite a 
    few ways of countering them.  Block low when he's close or else he could combo 
    into his launcher or set up for an Electric Cage.  Use an anti-air assist to 
    counter his foot dives.  If he throws out an Electric Cage to chip you to death, 
    jump over it and punish with an Air-HVB.
    
    =========
    =Felicia=
    =========
    You'll need to use an anti-air air assist quite a bit due to how jump-happy she 
    is.  She's open after most of her special attacks.  If she does her wave super, 
    jump up if you can and blast her with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Or simply jump over 
    it and punish accordingly.  Block low when she's up close or else she could 
    combo successfully into the super.
    
    ========
    =Gambit=
    ========
    He has a good mix-up game that can keep you guessing and his keep-away game is 
    decent.  He can punish Air-VB's and Air-HVB's by super jumping above the beams 
    and tagging you with an Air-Kinetic Card or by nailing you with a SJ.Fierce on 
    his way down.  Roll if you ever get knocked down as he will lose his ability to 
    continue inflicting any more pain on you.  Watch out for his throws after 
    blocking low.  Never throw a ground HVB out at random against him as he could 
    punish you with a Royal Flush, which can be a nasty setup for some nasty THC's.  
    If you block a Royal Flush, punish with a VB or HVB.
    
    =======
    =Guile=
    =======
    Full-fledged keep-away will be necessary against him to keep the pressure off.  
    As I mentioned in the VS Charlie section, Sonic Booms are of no threat and 
    should be neutralized with an Air-VB.  If he somehow gets close, block low to 
    avoid his sweeps.  Take caution in jumping in on him as he could launch you or 
    nail you with a Somersault Kick.  If you block a Somersault Kick upon jumping 
    in, punish him however you wish.
    
    ========
    =Hayato=
    ========
    Not much of a threat to you since he lacks an effective long-range attack.  He 
    basically dies to effective Air-VB's and Air-HVB's.  If he does get close and 
    throws out his rushing attack, punish him after you block it.  His rush super is 
    mostly pointless outside of combos and you can easily punish him if it's 
    blocked.  Be careful when jumping in on him as he could launch you and combo 
    into his Plasma Field super and temporarily have the ability to use supers 
    infintely.
    
    ======
    =Hulk=
    ======
    Caution needs to be taken for when you use Air-VB's and Air-HVB's against him 
    as he could super jump over the whole thing and stuff you with his big green 
    feet.  If you do these too close, you could end up getting Gamma Quaked or 
    Gamma Crushed.  If you do get Gamma Crushed, simply mash on the buttons 
    rapidly upon getting knocked down and you'll get up as he hits the ground 
    completely unharmed.  You can then dash up to him and punish him however you 
    wish.  Do not throw ground VB's out at random against him as he could punish 
    you with a Gamma Charge, which sets him up for the super of choice.
    
    ========
    =Iceman=
    ========
    Air-VB's and Air-HVB's tend to give him some fits especially after you jump 
    over an Ice Beam and tag him with one of these attacks.  Air-Ice Beams also 
    can be punished with Air-VB's and Air-HVB's.  Block low when he's close and 
    take caution when jumping in on him as his launcher will stuff your 
    J.Roundhouse, or at least trade hits.  If he throws out an Avalanche, jump 
    backward and Air-HVB him or just dash under it and punish accordingly.  
    Projectile assist that chip at him (Dr. Doom's anti-air assist, War Machine's 
    projectile assist, etc.) may come in handy against him, since Air-VB's and 
    Air-HVB's do no block damage on him.
    
    ==========
    =Iron Man=
    ==========
    Yet another character that has trouble with Air-HVB's; most of his attacks can 
    be punished or countered with an Air-HVB.  If you jump over a Unibeam or if he 
    throws Air-Smart Bombs, simply jump up and punish with an Air-HVB.  He has 
    many ways of dealing with jump-ins, so take caution.  Watch out for a Proton 
    Cannon when jumping in as it can catch many off-guard.  If you do block it, 
    punish with an Air-HVB.  He will probably beat you out in mid-air up close, so 
    try to avoid fighting him in the air.
    
    ================
    =Jill Valentine=
    ================
    She's basically powerless against turtlers so just block low up close to her.  
    Use Air-VB's against her pets and zombies--you may even nail her while she's 
    calling them out.  Her pets can be used to keep you from jumping in and she 
    could also launch you, which could set her up for her Hyper Charging Star 
    knockoff super.  Any of her supers that are blocked can be punished easily 
    with a VB or Air-HVB.
    
    =============
    =Jin Saotome=
    =============
    A very defensive character and also much-improved from his MVC counterpart.  
    He has supers and jumping attacks that can stuff your Air-VB's and Air-HVB's 
    so do be careful when using these attacks against him.  He's also got quite a 
    few ways of pressuring you and countering jump-ins.  Be careful when super 
    jumping over him as he could throw out a Cyclone super with you blocking the 
    wrong way, which means you end up getting hit.  If you block a Blodia Vulcan, 
    punish with an Air-HVB.
    
    ============
    =Juggernaut=
    ============
    Total Air-HVB bait; your ground attacks are too much of a risk against them as 
    you will get Head Crushed if he blocks any of them.  Be ready to tech-hit if 
    he blocks one of your jump-ins as he could counter with a Fierce Throw, which 
    can set him up for some painful opportunities.  Also be careful when jumping 
    forward as he could Head Crush you right as you leave the ground and you'll 
    end up getting hit.  You can easily punish him after any of his attacks since 
    he will be open for attack.  Block a lot and Air-HVB him if any of his attacks 
    miss.  If you block any of them, just dash up to him and punish.
    
    =====
    =Ken=
    =====
    At his prime in MVC2 as far as his VS games appearances; block low when he's 
    close and Air-VB him a lot when he's at a distance.  If you're up close he 
    could punish you with a Tatsumaki or a Shoryuu-Reppa if he blocks your 
    attacks.  If you jump in, he could launch you and end the AC with a 
    ridiculously high-damaging Tatsumaki.  If you block a Shoryuu-Reppa, push-
    block the last Shoryuuken and then Air-HVB him on his way down.  His other 
    supers can be punished pretty much however you like if they're blocked.  Be 
    careful about jumping over him because you could get Shinryukened.
    
    =======
    =Kobun=
    =======
    Keep-away is a little tricky against him since the beams could miss him 
    because of his small size.  Block low if up close; roll if he sweeps you.  Use 
    your assists a lot against him and Air-HVB him whenever you get the chance.
    
    ================
    =M.Bison (Vega)=
    ================
    Make sure you have an effective anti-air assist because you'll be needing it 
    agianst him.  Air-VB or Air-HVB him out of his Psycho Field attacks and also 
    out of Psycho Explosions.  Block low if up close to avoid any launcher setups.  
    Punish him however you'd like if you block a Psycho Crusher or Nightmare Knee 
    Press.  If he activates Flight Mode, simply jump up and Air-HVB him.
    
    =========
    =Magneto=
    =========
    Using Air-VB's and Air-HVB's against him can be risky against him if not timed 
    properly as he could be turtling right under you, ready to launch when you're 
    finished whiffing the super.  Ground HVB's are a no-no against him, because if 
    they're blocked, he can simply dash right up to you and then you'll be in some 
    serious trouble.  If they're dumb enough to try a Hyper Grav on you at a 
    distance, simply jump up punish with Air-VB or Air-HVB.  If he uses Magnetic 
    Shock Wave as anti-air, push block and then Air-HVB him.  If you get behind 
    him while he's in the midst of a Magnetic Tempest, punish him however you'd 
    like.
    
    ========
    =Marrow=
    ========
    Block low up close and also watch out for her Bone-Merangs, which have good 
    priority.  If they try a Ricochet Slash, just use VB or HVB to punish her.  
    The same thing applies to a blocked Ride & Slash.  Basically just use your 
    keep-away tactics, but watch out as she can double jump away from the beams 
    and nail you. Her supers leave her open for an easy Air-HVB if blocked.
    
    ==========
    =Mega Man=
    ==========
    Ey, ey, ey!  Simply use your VB's to neutralize his uncharged Mega Busters.  
    If he throws out a Tornado Hold, jump away from it and then Air-HVB him.  The 
    same thing applies to his Leaf Shield.  If they throw a Hyper Mega Man out at 
    random, super jump over the whole thing and then punish him however you like.  
    If they do a Beat Plane, they might try to confuse you into blocking the wrong 
    way—just remember to block the other way when you see them fly over your head 
    and then punish accordingly once finished blocking.  Blocked Rush Drills can 
    easily be punished with Air-HVB—If it does connect, roll away to avoid any 
    OTG's that he might follow up with.  Be careful when jumping in on him as he 
    could nail you with his S.Roundhouse, which can set him up for an AC ending 
    with Hyper Mega Man, which can be a setup for painful THC's.
    
    ==========
    =Morrigan=
    ==========
    She has a good keep-away game, but it's no match against yours.  Simply just 
    Air-VB or Air-HVB her for each Air-Soul Fist she throws out.  Block low when 
    she's close or she might launch you or set up for a Silhouette Blade.  If you 
    block one of her other supers, simply just punish with VB or Air-HVB.
    
    ===========
    =Omega Red=
    ===========
    Keep-away is very dangerous against him as he could grab you with his coils.  
    If he does miss an air-coil attempts, punish with Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Blocked 
    Omega Strikes can be punished with VB.  Try not to fight him in mid-air as his 
    J.Fierce will probably beat you out.  Push-block diagonal Omega Strikes and 
    then jump back and Air-HVB him.  If you air block an Omega Destroyer, push 
    block and then Air-VB or Air-HVB him.  A blocked Carbonadium Smash can also be 
    punished with an Air-VB or Air-HVB.
    
    ==========
    =Psylocke=
    ==========
    Keep-away is pretty effective against her, but her triple jumps can be used to 
    avoid the beams and then she can use her butterfly super to punish you.  Block 
    low if she gets close.  If you block her Psi-Thrust super, she'll probably 
    direct the second one backwards, but you can still Air-HVB her.  Also Air-VB 
    or Air-HVB her if she throws out a projectile in mid-air.  She might launch 
    you if you jump in, which can lead to her butterfly super.  If she whiffs a 
    butterfly super, jump to her and Air-HVB immediately.
    
    =======
    =Rogue=
    =======
    You're going to have to use your anti-air assist against her quite a bit to 
    counter her high-priority jump-ins.  Any of her blocked moves can easily be 
    punished pretty much however you like.  Watch out for her supers as they start 
    up pretty quick and tend to catch people off-guard, but if they are blocked, 
    punish however you like.  Block low when she's on the ground to avoid her OTG 
    setups--roll if she does sweep you or you could be in for a world of hurt.
    
    ======
    =Roll=
    ======
    Basically just watch out for her Roll Busters--if she throws one out above 
    you, simply just launch her or use an effective anti-air assist.  If she 
    throws out a Bouquet Bomb, simply just Air-VB or Air-HVB her.  Block low if up 
    close and also be ready to tech-hit as she relies heavily upon throws to be 
    effective.  Hyper Roll is really her only useful super, but if it misses, 
    super jump over it and punish however you like.  If you block one while 
    jumping in, push-block and then Air-HVB.
    
    ============
    =Ruby Heart=
    ============
    Block low up close and watch out for her launcher when jumping in or else she 
    could do an AC ending with a super.  If she does her energy column attack, 
    jump or dash away from it and then Air-VB or Air-HVB her.  If she whiffs any 
    of her supers, Air-VB or Air-HVB her. 
    
    =====
    =Ryu=
    =====
    He has a decent cross-up game and a good beam super.  Be careful when jumping 
    in or he could launch you, and finish the AC off with a Shinkuu-Hadouken.  If 
    you air block any Shinkuu-Hadoukens (air or ground), push-block (if in air) 
    and then Air-VB or Air-HVB.  Ground HVB's are risky against him as he could 
    use his beam super to punish you.  If he throws out a Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu 
    Kyaku, push block it and then tag him with a VB or Air-HVB.
    
    ============
    =Sabretooth=
    ============
    Very dangerous up close; just block low but watch out for any throws.  If he 
    calls out Birdie, knock her away with Air-VB.  If he calls out a Heavily-Armed 
    Birdie, jump up and Air-HVB him while 'Tooth is just standing there.  Chances 
    are she won't be able to start shooting at you because Sabretooth will be 
    getting Air-HVB'd.  Watch out for Berserker Claws, because if one connects, it 
    can set him up for a super.  If you block a Fierce-Berserker Claw, punish him 
    severely.
    
    ========
    =Sakura=
    ========
    Watch out for cross-ups when jumping in and also beware that she might have a 
    super ready for you upon jumping in.  Block low and just use an anti-air 
    assist to keep her from jumping in on you.  When she throws out her dash punch 
    attack, push-block before the last few hits and then VB or Air-HVB her.  Air-
    HVB any whiffed super.
    
    ==========
    =Sentinel=
    ==========
    You'll definitely be using Air-HVB's quite a bit against him.  Use a good 
    anti-air assist to counter his overhead jump-ins or if you know that he'll 
    block your jump-in.  He'll be open for an Air-HVB after any attack that 
    misses, even after his laser beams and Rocket Punches.  Jump away from his 
    supers and Air-HVB him and push block his sweep kick and then VB him.
    
    ==============
    =Shuma-Gorath=
    ==============
    He can be a pretty slippery fellow; don't always rely on your Air-VB's and 
    Air-HVB's to keep him pinned.  Keep that anti-air assist handy against his 
    jump-ins and also to help keep you out of the Chaos Dimension.  If you meet 
    him in mid-air, be ready to tech-hit so he doesn't gain any life back.
    
    ================
    =Silver Samurai=
    ================
    Stuff his Shurikens with an Air-VB's and Air-HVB's.  Scimitar through his 
    Triple Shuriken super and then Air-HVB away at him.  Be careful when jumping 
    in on him as he could pull out a potentially painful Raimei Ken.  If he whiffs 
    a Hundred-Sword Slash, jump over it and nail him with a J.Roundhouse, followed 
    by the combo of choice.
    
    ========
    =Sonson=
    ========
    Not much of a threat other than her crossups and her air dash, which can be 
    used to avoid Air-VB's and Air-HVB's.  You get a free Air-HVB for any whiffed 
    super or special move.  Watch out for her dragon punch, which can set her up 
    for her giant pole super.  If she does a dragon punch, push her away and then 
    VB or Air-HVB.  Take caution when jumping in on her as she has a few ways of 
    dealing with jump-ins.
    
    ============
    =Spider-Man=
    ============
    Block low any time he is on the ground and push-block his jump-ins.  Tag him 
    with an Air-VB or Air-HVB if he throws out an Air-Web Ball or if you block a 
    Maximum Spider.  Be ready to roll if he tries to set up for a Crawler Assault 
    and if you do roll, VB or Air-HVB him as soon as you finish rolling.  If he 
    finishes an AC with Web Ball, be ready to tech-hit to avoid a possible air 
    throw afterwards.
    
    ========
    =Spiral=
    ========
    A very tough match for Cable--Air-VB her if you can if she teleports and Air-
    HVB her if she summons the swords.  Simply just Air-VB or Air-HVB her if she 
    whiffs her Knives super; just jump back and beam away.  Use your trusty anti-
    air assist against overhead teleports.
    
    =======
    =Storm=
    =======
    Another potentially difficult match for Cable; jump away from all typhoons and 
    Air-VB or Air-HVB her.  You can also use an anti-air assist if she's above you 
    or if she tries to air-dash behind you--actually, just use an anti-air assist 
    against any of her jump-ins.  Blackheart's anti-air assist is good for nailing 
    her if she decides to go offscreen.  Blackheart's anti-air assist will come in 
    handy if she tries teleporting.
    
    ===============
    =Strider Hiryu=
    ===============
    Block low when he's close--push-block his jump-ins.  Air-VB him if he resorts 
    to throwing out Leopards and Air-HVB him if he tries the Bomb Drop.  When he 
    throws out a Legion super, super jump forward to avoid the leopards and eagles 
    and then punish him however you like.  Super Jump a lot if he pulls out the 
    Ouroboros and push block if he gets close.
    
    ========
    =Thanos=
    ========
    All in all, not that tough against Cable.  His supers are total Air-HVB bait 
    and he's open after many attacks.  An anti-air assist comes in handy against 
    his jump-ins--block low any time he's on the ground.
    
    ============
    =Tron-Bonne=
    ============
    Use an anti-air assist for her jump-ins and when you block a Bonne Strike, 
    punish severely.  If she throws out any other attacks, jump away and then Air-
    HVB her.  If she pulls out a King Kobun super, super jump over the whole thing 
    with you landing behind her and punish her however you like.  Air-HVB her if 
    she whiffs a Lunch Rush super.
    
    =======
    =Venom=
    =======
    Be cautious about using Air-VB's and Air-HVB's against him, as there are 
    couple ways he can counter.  The easiest way is they super jump and then Venom 
    Fang you out of it--the other way, they air dash over the whole thing and make 
    you take it from behind.  Otherwise, Air-VB or Air-HVB him if he whiffs a 
    S.Fierce, Venom Rush or Death Bite.  Be ready to tech-hit if close as he could 
    pull of a Fierce Throw, which sets him up for quite a bit.  Try to avoid 
    fighting him in mid-air as he'll probably beat you out with his J.Roundhouse. 
    
    =============
    =War Machine=
    =============
    Pretty much the same strategy as when you fight Iron Man, except he has an 
    additional super.  If he pulls out this super (War Destroyer), jump back and 
    Air-HVB him just before the missiles fall to where you originally were 
    standing.  Be careful when jumping over him as he could throw out a War 
    Destroyer and you may not be blocking the right way.  If the super does 
    connect, roll when you hit the ground to avoid any OTG's he may follow up with 
    afterwards.
    
    ===========
    =Wolverine=
    ===========
    Although there's two different Wolverines, they fight pretty much the same.  
    You'll be using anti-air assists quite a bit against him.  Block low any time 
    he is on the ground.  And VB or Air-HVB him if you block any Drill Claws.  A 
    blocked Tornado Claw or Berserker Barrage X's can be punished however you 
    wish, so have at it.
    
    =========
    =Zangief=
    =========
    Air VB's and especially Air-HVB's can be a risk against him as he could super 
    jump over the whole thing and then jump up to you and then SPD you or he could 
    just drop the elbow on you.  You also do not want to attempt an Air-HVB just 
    to see him right under you, ready to FAB you when you're done whiffing the 
    super.  Limit your jump-ins as he has quite a few ways of dealing with them, 
    not to mention you might end up getting SPD'd.  Use Air-VB's and Air-HVB's to 
    tag him if he whiffs an attack since most of them leave him open if missed.
    
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    IX. MISC. STUFF
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    ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
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    ADVANTAGES
    
    1. Best keep-away character in the game
    2. Good offensive character
    3. High-priority ground combos
    4. Highly damaging, combinable and cancelable super
    5. Good-priority air combos
    6. Easy to learn
    
    DISADVANTAGES
    
    1. Poor defensive character
    2. Recovery delays on many of his moves
    3. Short-range launcher
    4. Unreliable anti-air attacks
    5. Relies on partners to defend against jump-ins
    6. Not one of the faster characters
    7. Poor variety
    
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    Any comments, questions or suggestions?  E-mail me at dan@finch.com.
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    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    
    Kmegura for information on Cable's Special moves and his Hyper Viper Beam  
          super
    Cayr Desanea (cayr@yahoo.com) for the info on Cable's Electrap and Time Flip 
          super
    Capcom for making such a cool game
    jugerknotX@aol.com for those THC's
    Elu at #capcom on IRC EFnet for Combo 25
    
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    UPDATES
    1.1 Fixed a few typos, included one of his regular attacks
    1.2 Touched up a few things, corrected the name of Cable's Time Flip 
        super, thanks to Cayr Desanea (cayr@yahoo.com)
    1.3 Added more combos, added more information in Section VI and Section VII, 
        touched up a few things
    1.4 Added a Combo Tree in Section VI--a thanks goes out to 3pwood   
        (mayfield_john@hotmail.com) for the concept, added more combos--I have 
        discovered that Hyper Viper Beam can be comboed into in air combos!
    1.5 Added more info on Cable's Electrap move, thanks to Cayr Desanea for the 
        info
    1.6 Added two more combos (Combos 15, 22 and 25), thanks to shoryuken.com
    1.7 Added more combos
    1.8 Fixed a few typos, added more combos
    1.9 Added some THC's, thanks to jugerknotX@aol.com
    2.0	Revised Section VII
    2.1	Added more combos, touched up some things
    2.2	Added a VS Strategy to all my FAQs, also added some other stuff and 
    revised the Combos Section
    
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    X. LEGAL STUFF
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