CAPTAIN AMERICA

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Game: Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Captain America character FAQ
Version 1.7, 9/17/00
Created by Daniel "PhatDan81" Finch
Unpublished work copyright (c) 2000 by Daniel Finch
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CONTENTS

I.     Background
II.    Legend
III.   Regular Moves
IV.    Special Moves
V.     Supers
VI.    Combos
VII.   General Strategy
VIII.  Misc. Stuff
IX.    Legal Stuff
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I.  BACKGROUND
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Who is Captain America?  For those who don't know yet, Captain America 
is Steve Rogers.  During the time of World War II Steve wanted to join 
the military and fight for his country.  He was rejected for being such 
a weakling.  He then volunteered to be part of a government-run, top-
secret super-soldier experiment.  He was injected with a special type 
of serum, which gave him super strength and athletic ability.

He is known for fighting crime and some of Marvel's best-known and most 
notorious villains.  He is also known for having founding status for 
The Avengers--a group of some of Marvel's greatest super heroes that 
fight for the good of the world.  He is also the leader of The 
Avengers.  His first Capcom fighting game appearance was in Marvel 
Super Heroes and ever since Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, 
he's been in every VS series game made afterwards.

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II.  LEGEND
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U     Up
D     Down
B     Backward
F     Forward
S     Standing
C     Crouching
J     Jump[ing]
SJ    Super Jump[ing]
DJ    Double Jump[ing]
AC    Air Combo
OTG   On The Ground; an attack being done while opponent is lying down
P     Punch
K     Kick
A     Assist
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

UNIVERSAL COMMANDS
			
LP+LK             Calls in second partner
HP+HK             Calls in third partner
A1                Calls in second partner to do a specific attack
A2                Calls in third partner to do a specific attack
D, DF, F + A      Snapback: an attack that forces the primary opponent 
                  out of the game for a certain amount of time
B, DB, D + A      Crossover Counter: calls in partner, who jumps in and 
                  does a specific attack (one level)
A1+A2             Crossover Combination: calls in all three characters 
                  to do specific supers at the same time; two levels 
                  causes only the primary character and the second 
                  partner to do supers; one level causes only the 
                  primary character to do a super

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III.  REGULAR ATTACKS
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PUNCHES

All of Captain America's punches, except standing and jumping Jab do 
less damage and have less range when he doesn't have his shield.  When 
he doesn't have his shield all of his HP's make him do a different 
attack.

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JAB

1.  Standing

A basic standing LP, it's used mostly for starting ground combos.

2.  Crouching 

Captain America does a quick strike with the side of his shield.  It 
has basically the same uses as the standing version.

3.  Jumping

Same as the standing version except he angles his arm downward at a 45-
degree angle.  While super jumping or doing an air combo, you can do 
this attack three times and then double jump and do a regular air 
combo.  Use it only in air combos.

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STRONG

1.  Standing

Captain America extends his arm upward at about a 45-degree angle.  
This move has lost it's effectiveness as an anti-air attack since you 
can only get a MP by doing either a LP or LK beforehand, which really 
sucks, since it was a pretty good anti-air attack in the previous 
games.  Use this as a combo filler.

2.  Crouching

Captain America does a downward swipe with his arm--he holds out his 
shield if he has it.  It has better range than the standing version and 
is also much more useful than the standing version. 

3.  Jumping

It's looks kinda like a C.Jab, except it has better range and does more 
damage.  Use this as an AC filler.

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FIERCE

1.  Standing

      A. With Shield

      Captain America does a big semi-circular swipe with his shield, 
      causing the opponent to get knocked across the screen when it 
      connects.  It has excellent horizontal range, is easy to combo 
      into and will combo into some moves in the corner.  This move is 
      also good for countering dash-ins.  Don't abuse this attack 
      because if it's jumped over you can be punished.

      B. Without Shield

      Captain America steps forward while forming a two-handed fist and 
      does an uppercut.  It doesn't knock the opponent across the  
      screen but it can combo into almost any move and can also combo 
      into all three of his supers.

2.  Crouching (with shield)

      A.  With Shield

      This is Captain America's launcher attack.  Captain America does 
      an upward swipe with his shield.  It has great horizontal range 
      for a launcher and combos easily off any light attacks.

      B.  Without Shield

      This attack also launches, but the range is much worse and is 
      harder to combo into.  Captain America stands up and extends both 
      arms upward.  However it comes out faster than the version with 
      the shield and is also a better anti-air attack.

3.  Jumping
      
      A.  With Shield

      Captain America does a giant vertical swipe with his shield.  It  
      has good priority in mid-air confrontations and has the best   
      overall range of any non-projectile J.Fierce.  It's also a good 
      AC finisher.  It's a decent jump-in attack and you should use 
      this as a jump-in if you have the shield.

      B.  Without Shield

      Same as the standing version without the shield--this is mostly 
      used as an AC finisher.

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KICKS
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SHORT

1.  Standing

A basic kick to the shin, it comes out faster than his S.Jab, but has 
less range.  Use it to start combos.

2.  Crouching

A conventional LK, it's also used for starting combos.  Unlike the 
standing version, this hits low.

3.  Jumping

A basic jumping LK, use this only as an AC filler.

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FORWARD

1.  Standing

You can make Captain America do a two-hit attack with the standing 
version.  Just press the button again after he does the first hit.

      A. First Hit

      Captain America extends his leg out and slightly upward.  It has      
      the same priority as a S.Strong, except this attack has better  
      range and should be used a lot more.  It combos easily into a 
      Hyper Stars & Stripes.

      B. Second Hit

      Captain America extends the same leg straight out.  It's  
      basically used as a combo filler and to combo into a S.Fierce or 
      Charging Star.

2.  Crouching

A conventional low MK, it has the same range and priority as the 
standing version and this move hits low.

3.  Jumping

Captain America extends his leg out and slightly downwards.  It's used 
as an AC filler and to combo into an AC finisher.

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ROUNDHOUSE

1.  Standing

Captain America does a double-footed kick while on the ground--he 
supports his body with one arm then does a half-spin while extending 
both legs out.  It has great range and will combo into any special move 
or super.  It's sometimes a little tricky to combo into and to combo it 
into a Shield Slash or Hyper Charging Star.

2.  Crouching

This is Captain America's knockdown attack.  It's easy to combo into 
and will combo into a Charging Star or Hyper Stars & Stripes.

3.  Jumping

It's much like a jumping forward, except he uses his other leg and he 
extends it straight out.  It also has better range and does more 
damage.  Use this as an AC finisher and as a jump-in attack.  This is 
his best jump-in attack.

4.  Up (in air)

Captain America extends one leg straight out while the other leg is 
hanging down.  It looks much like a Shotokan J.U.Roundhouse.  It's good 
for aerial confrontations and for an AC finisher.

5.  Down (in air)

Captain America extends his leg downward at about a 45-degree angle, 
using his heel to hit his opponent.  It's used mostly for jump-in 
attacks while the opponent is in the corner.  During an air combo that 
is being performed in the corner, you can do this after you connect a 
SJ.Fierce.

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IV.  SPECIAL MOVES
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A (*) means that the move can be done in the air.
A (H) means that the move can be cancelled into a super.

SHIELD SLASH (*)(H) D, DF, F + P

Captain America flings his shield at his opponent--upon hitting the 
opponent it returns back to him.  It's one if the hardest-hitting, 
single-hit projectile attacks in the game.  The punch button used 
determines which direction he throws the shield.  On the ground the jab 
version travels straight ahead, while the fierce version travels upward 
at about a 30-degree angle.  The fierce version is used for jump-in 
attacks and for opponents standing next to you.  

In the air the fierce version travels straight ahead while the jab 
version travels downward at about a 30-degree angle.  The air version 
is good for opponents that are in the air and at a distance--it's also 
a good AC finisher.  The jab version in the air is good for tagging 
grounded opponents--just don't do this so much that you become 
predictable.  If the attack is blocked, the shield will not return to 
him directly and you will have to chase after it to get it back.  
Captain America cannot do this move if he doesn't have his shield.

STARS & STRIPES (H) F, D, DF + P

This is Captain America's version of a dragon punch.  He travels 
upwards at about a 60-degree angle, holding his shield out.  If he 
doesn't have his shield, he uses his arm to hit the opponent.  It hits 
once and is very easy to combo into.  If it connects the opponent gets 
knocked upwards.  Just like any other dragon punch you should use it 
wisely or you'll find yourself eating a nasty combo or super.  This 
move does less damage when it's done without the shield.

CHARGING STAR (H) D, DF, F + K

This is a rushing attack where Captain America holds his shield out (or 
arm, if he doesn't have his shield).  If it's done next to the opponent 
it hits twice.  It causes the opponent to get knocked across the 
screen.  If he has his shield, this attack will neutralize fireballs 
while still being able to hit the opponent and not taking damage from 
it.  However the fireball will cause Captain America to slow down and 
will also cause him to travel a shorter distance.  

Without the shield, this move loses out to fireballs.  The stronger the 
kick button used, the farther he travels across the screen and the more 
damage the attack will do.  This move would be pretty good if the 
recovery wasn't so f***ing slow!  Use it only in combos and for 
punishing mistakes.

CARTWHEEL F, DF, D, DB, B + P

Captain America performs a cartwheel, where he travels forward and 
allows him to travel through opponents and fireballs.  It's good for 
confusing opponents and you can cancel into an attack at the end of the 
move.  Be careful because he can be thrown or grabbed while he's doing 
the moveóbe ready to tech-hit if you're doing this next to an opponent.

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V.  SUPERS
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FINAL JUSTICE D, DF, F + 2P

Captain America does a slow dash across the screen, covering about two-
thirds of the screen.  When it connects the opponent gets launched 
upwards--they then come downward and Captain America grabs them and 
performs an automated beat-down on the helpless opponent.  He then 
grabs them, takes them to the sky and slams them down to the ground.  
It does good damage and it can combo off of a shieldless S.Fierce, 
S.Roundhouse or off of a S.Fierce in the corner.  Use it only in combos 
or for punishing mistakes.  If it's blocked, Captain America will be 
open for attack.

HYPER STARS & STRIPES F, D, DF + 2P

This is a super version of his Stars & Stripes move.  It's a 
conventional dragon punch super in which he performs two small Stars & 
Stripes and ends with a fierce one that knocks the opponent upward.  
Out of all his supers this one is the easiest to combo into.  This 
super also does more damage than most other dragon punch supers.  
However this super has the worst recovery delay of all of Captain 
America's supers and if it's blocked or it misses, Captain America's 
screwed.  Use it only for punishing mistakes or in combos.

HYPER CHARGING STAR D, DF, F + 2K

This is a super version of his Charging Star move.  It's a mostly 
conventional rushing super that shares the same characteristics as the 
regular version.  However Captain America does not slow down or travel 
shorter if a projectile hits him unless he encounters a beam super.  
Unlike the regular version, this one has a very quick recovery and you 
can OTG afterwards if it connects in the corner.  This super also does 
very good block damage.

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VI.  COMBOS
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MAGIC SERIES

Ground            Stronger
Jumping           Stronger
Super Jumping     Zigzag
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Launcher          C.Fierce
Knockdown         C.Roundhouse
Strike            S.Fierce (w/shield only)
Snapback          S.Roundhouse
AC Finishers      SJ.Fierce, SJ.Roundhouse, SJ.U.Roundhouse, 
                  SJ.D.Roundhouse, Shield Slash, Fierce Air Throw

Assists/Crossover Counters    Crossover Combinations
A     Shield Slash            Hyper Charging Star
B     Stars & Stripes         Hyper Stars & Stripes
C     Charging Star           Hyper Charging Star

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Captain America can start attacks with a dash-in, jump-in or Cartwheel.  
When starting an attack with a jump-in, it may be necessary to dash in 
immediately afterwards then continue the combo accordingly.  
J.Roundhouse may be replaced with J.Fierce, J.D.Roundhouse or J.Jab, 
J.Strong.  S.Short may be replaced with S.Jab--they both may be 
replaced with C.Short.  As some of you may have noticed, I've revised 
the list of combos--I basically added more combos are organized them a 
little better.  When using a S.Forward in a combo, use only the first 
hit.  If it says "(2-Hit)," you can use both hits.

A.  WITH OR WITHOUT SHIELD

1.  S.Jab, Stars & Stripes
2.  S.Jab, S.Strong, Stars & Stripes
3.  J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, Stars & Stripes
4.  S.Short, S.Forward(2-Hit), Charging Star
5.  S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Charging Star
6.  J.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Roundhouse, Charging Star(OTG)
7.  J.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, 
    [AC Finisher])
8.  C.Short, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, 
    Forward, [AC Finisher])
9.  J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, Hyper Stars & Stripes
10. C.Short, C.Forward, Hyper Stars & Stripes
11. C.Short, C.Roundhouse, Hyper Stars & Stripes(OTG)
12. J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Final Justice
13. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Stars & Stripes
14. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Charging Star
15. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Crossover Combination
16. J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Stars & Stripes
17. J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Charging Star
18. J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Crossover Combination

CORNER COMBOS (with or without shield)

19. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Forward, short Charging Star, 
    Stars & Stripes
20. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, short 
    Charging Star, Stars & Stripes
21. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), 
    DJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse)
22. Big Character: J.Jab, J.Strong, J.D.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Fierce,  
    SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, 
    D.Roundhouse) 
23. C.Short, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(SLOW DIAL: Jab, Short, 
    Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse), S.Short(OTG), S.Forward, 
    S.Roundhouse
24. C.Short, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(SLOW DIAL: Jab, Short, 
    Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse), S.Short(OTG), S.Fierce, 
    Charging Star
25. J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Charging Star, C.Short(OTG), 
    Charging Star
26. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Hyper 
    Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), Charging Star
27. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Charging Star, 
    C.Short(OTG), C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, 
    Fierce, D.Roundhouse)
28. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Hyper Charging Star, Stars & 
    Stripes(OTG), Hyper Stars & Stripes

B.  WITH SHIELD

1.  J.Roundhouse, jab air Shield Slash
2.  J.Fierce, S.Short, S.Forward(2-Hit), S.Fierce
3.  S.Short, S.Forward, S.Roundhouse, Shield Slash
4.  J.Fierce, C.Short, C.Strong, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(Jab, 
    Short, Strong, Forward, [AC Finisher])
5.  J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Shield Slash
6.  J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Shield Slash, Final Justice
7.  J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Shield Slash, Hyper Stars & Stripes
8.  J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Shield Slash, Hyper Charging Star
9.  J.Jab, J.Strong, S.Roundhouse, Crossover Combination

CORNER COMBOS (with shield)

10. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Shield Slash
11. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Charging Star
12. S.Short, S.Forward(2-Hit), short Charging Star, fierce Shield Slash
13. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, short Charging Star, fierce Shield 
    Slash
12. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, C.Short, C.Strong, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, 
    Jab), DJ.(Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse)
13. C.Short, C.Strong, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(SLOW DIAL: 
    Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse), S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Forward, S.Roundhouse
14. C.Short, C.Strong, C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), DJ.(SLOW DIAL: 
    Jab, Short, Strong, Forward, Fierce, D.Roundhouse), S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Shield Slash
15. J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Final Justice
16. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Stars & Stripes
17. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Shield Slash
18. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Crossover Combination
19. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Final Justice
20. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Hyper Stars & Stripes
21. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short (OTG), S.Fierce
22. S.Short, S.Forward, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, S.Short(OTG), 
    S.Fierce, Crossover Combination

C.  WITHOUT SHIELD

1.  J.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Fierce, Charging Star
2.  S.Short, S.Fierce, Final Justice
3.  S.Short, S.Fierce, Hyper Stars & Stripes
4.  S.Short, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star
5.  S.Short, S.Fierce, Crossover Combination
6.  In Corner: J.Jab, J.D.Roundhouse, S.Short, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging 
    Star, S.Short(OTG), Charging Star
7.  In Corner: S.Short, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, C.Short(OTG), 
    C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), Double Jump (Jab, Short, Strong, 
    Fierce, D.Roundhouse)
8.  In Corner: S.Short, S.Fierce, Hyper Charging Star, C.Short(OTG), 
    C.Fierce, SJ.(Jab, Jab, Jab), Double Jump (SLOW DIAL: Jab, Short, 
    Strong, Fierce, D.Roundhouse), S.Short(OTG), S.Forward, 
    S.Roundhouse

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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 what 
attacks to do according to the attacks you start with.

   START

           J.Roundhouse, J.D.Roundhouse, J.Fierce
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           |                 |               |
         S.Jab            S.Short         C.Short
           |                 |               |
           |                 |          _____|____________
       ----------------------          |                  |
      |     |       |                  |                  |
      |     |__     |                  |                  |
   S.Fierce    |   S.Forward         ------------         |
 (w/o shield)  |       |            |            |        |
      |        |       |            |            |        |
      |        |<------|        C.Forward  C.Roundhouse   |
Charging Star, |       |            |            |        |
Hyper Stars &  |       |            |<-----------         |
   Stripes,    | Charging Star   Charging                 |
Final Justice  | Hyper Stars &     Star                   |
    Hyper      |    Stripes    Hyper Stars &              |
Charging Star  |                 Stripes                  |
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      |                     |                             |
      |                     |                   __________|
S.Roundhouse            S.Fierce               |
      |__________      (in corner,             |
      |          |    with shield)   ----->C.Fierce
 Shield Slash--->|          |       |          |
                 |          |       |          |
           Final Justice,<--|       |        SJ.Jab
           Hyper Stars &    |       |        SJ.Jab
              Stripes,<-----|       |        SJ.Jab
           Hyper Charging   |       |          |
           -----Star        |       |      Double Jump
          |               Shield    |          |
          |               Slash     |        SJ.Jab
       C.Short                      |       SJ.Short
          |_________________________|       SJ.Strong
          |                                SJ.Forward 
    Charging Star                         [AC Finisher]

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TEAM HYPER COMBOS

All three of Captain America's supers can be used in THC's.  They can 
all be used either as starters, fillers or enders.  If you find any 
possibilities as far as THC's go and it's not listed here, e-mail me 
and I'll put it up and give you credit for it as well.  Keep in mind 
that these do not list all possibilities and are mainly just for giving 
you ideas of how to perform THC's with Captain America.

1: 1st partner's super 2: 2nd partner's super 3: 3rd partner's super

A.  1. (Captain America) Final Justice 2. Any beam super, any rushing 
    super, any dragon punch super, any vertical super, Venom Web, Fatal 
    Claw, Cajun Explosion, Omega Destroyer, Blodia Vulcan, Blodia 
    Punch, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Darkness 
    Illusion, Captain Sword or Gamma Wave 3. Third partner's super

B.  1. (Captain America) Hyper Stars & Stripes 2. Any beam super, any 
    rushing super, any dragon punch super, any vertical super (in 
    corner), Venom Web, Death Bite, Captain Sword, Captain Storm, 
    Weapon X, Fatal Claw, Blodia Vulcan, Blodia Punch, Cajun Explosion, 
    Darkness Illusion, Rush Drill, Final Atomic Buster, Omega 
    Destroyer, Kikou-Shou or Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku (in corner) 
    3. Third partner's super

C.  1. (Captain America) Hyper Charging Star 2. Any beam super, any 
    rushing super, any dragon punch super, any vertical super (in  
    corner), Venom Web, Death Bite, Captain Storm, Weapon X, Fatal 
    Claw, Blodia Vulcan, Blodia Punch, Cajun Explosion, Darkness 
    Illusion, Omega Destroyer, Kikou-Shou or Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu 
    Kyaku 3. Third partner's super

D.  1. Any rushing super, any dragon punch super, Venom Web, Fatal   
    Claw, Weapon X, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma    
    Crush, Final Atomic Buster or Crossfire Blitz (Charlie's version); 
    if close or in corner: any beam super, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan 
    or Captain Sword, Death Bite, Gamma Wave or Omega Destroyer 2. 
    (Captain America) Final Justice 3. Any beam super, any rushing 
    super, any dragon punch super, any vertical super, Venom Web, Fatal 
    Claw, Cajun Explosion, Omega Destroyer, Blodia Vulcan, Blodia 
    Punch, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Darkness 
    Illusion, Captain Sword or Gamma Wave

E.  1. Any rushing super, any dragon punch super, Venom Web, Fatal 
    Claw, Weapon X, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma  
    Crush, Final Atomic Buster or Crossfire Blitz (Charlie's version); 
    if close or in corner: any beam super, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan, 
    Death Bite, Gamma Wave or Omega Destroyer 2. (Captain America) 
    Hyper Stars & Stripes 3. Any beam super, any rushing super, any 
    dragon punch super, any vertical super (in corner), Venom Web, 
    Death Bite, Captain Sword, Captain Storm, Weapon X, Fatal Claw, 
    Blodia Vulcan, Blodia Punch, Cajun Explosion, Darkness Illusion, 
    Rush Drill, Final Atomic Buster, Omega Destroyer, Kikou-Shou or 
    Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku (in corner)

F.  1. Any rushing super, any dragon punch super, Venom Web, Fatal   
    Claw, Weapon X, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma    
    Crush, Final Atomic Buster or Crossfire Blitz (Charlie's version); 
    if close or in corner: any beam super, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan 
    or Captain Sword, Death Bite, Gamma Wave or Omega Destroyer 2.  
    (Captain America) Hyper Charging Star 3. Any beam super, any 
    rushing super, any dragon punch super, any vertical super (in  
    corner), Venom Web, Death Bite, Captain Storm, Weapon X, Fatal 
    Claw, Blodia Vulcan, Blodia Punch, Cajun Explosion, Darkness 
    Illusion, Omega Destroyer, Kikou-Shou or Shinkuu-Tatsumaki Senpuu 
    Kyaku 3. Third partner's super

G.  1. First partner's super 2. Any rushing super, any dragon punch  
    super, Venom Web, Fatal Claw, Weapon X, Kikou-Shou, Shinkuu-
    Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku, Gamma Crush, Final Atomic Buster or 
    Crossfire Blitz (Charlie's version); if close or in corner: any 
    beam super, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan or Captain Sword, Death 
    Bite, Gamma Wave or Omega Destroyer 3. (Captain America) Hyper 
    Charging Star (OTG afterwards if in corner)

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VII.  GENERAL STRATEGY
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Captain America has good versatility.  Although his speed isn't that 
great, he has good agility to make up for this minor flaw.  The thing 
that you really shouldn't do with Captain America is throw attacks out 
at random or else you could get punished severely.

When playing offensively, mix up your low attacks, launcher attack and 
Cartwheel.  Be ready to tech hit if you use the Cartwheel next to your 
opponent, since you can be thrown in the midst of it.  However don't 
use it at all against Zangief, Shuma-Gorath or Morrigan.  If your 
launcher gets blocked, cancel into a Shield Slash.  Try to set up for a 
S.Roundhouse since it has good priority and will combo into any super 
or special move (except Stars & Stripes).  

Captain America can also play well defensively.  S.Fierce should be 
used to tag dashing opponents.  In mid-air battles, use J.Fierce if you 
have the shield and J.U.Roundhouse if you don't have the shield.  It 
may be necessary to double jump to get above your opponent.  Defending 
jump-ins is a slight problem for him.  Your best bet is jumping up or 
jumping backward and use J.Fierce or J.U.Roundhouse.  If you don't have 
the shield, simply use C.Fierce.  You can also use his Cartwheel to try 
to get your opponent to block the wrong way.

Shield Slash can be used in a few ways.  It combos off of a 
S.Roundhouse or S.Fierce in the corner.  It's also a good AC finisher.  
Another thing you can do is jump back and then throw out a jab Shield 
Slash.  Just be careful about it, because opponents with effective 
projectile attacks can jump up and nail you while you throw the shield 
towards the ground.  Its other use is in mid-air if your opponent is at 
a distance.

Stars & Stripes and Charging Star really shouldn't be used outside of 
combos.  They have horrible recovery delays and you'll be in serious 
trouble if they're blocked.  If they do connect, they do a lot of 
damage though.

Your style of play should help you decide whether you want to play with 
or without the shield.  Who you're fighting should also help you make 
this decision.  Without the shield, Captain America loses a projectile 
attack and his punches also do less damage--his punches also lose a 
good amount of range.  Charging Star and Hyper Charging Star lose out 
to projectiles when he doesn't have the shield.

The good things about not being equipped with the shield are his 
increased speed and combo abilities.  Without the shield, his S.Fierce 
acts like Ryu's S.Fierce and sets him up for a Charging Star or the 
super of choice.  When you don't have the shield, try to stay close to 
your opponent.

To lose the shield, jump up and throw out a fierce Shield Slash and 
then super jump or dash away from it.  Keep in mind that if the shield 
is not on the screen, it will eventually return back to him, so try to 
take care of business quickly as soon as you lose the shield.  If you 
want to keep the shield, try to limit the use of your Shield Slashes 
and make sure that they don't miss.

Assists B and C are Captain America's best assist attacks.  Assist B is 
a mostly defensive assist.  Use it to counter jump-ins and to help your 
primary character out of corner pressure.  If it's blocked or it misses 
and your opponent tries to attack Captain America, punish them.  

Assist C is good for helping your primary character out of corner 
pressure and is also good for punishing mistakes and countering dash-
ins.  It's also a good decoy.  Throw it out and if your opponent tries 
to foolishly attack Captain America, dash up to your opponent and 
punish them.  When using Captain America, make sure you have at least 
one partner with an effective projectile assist, just in case you're 
shield-less and at a distance from your opponent.

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VIII.  MISC. STUFF
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

1.  Decent combo character
2.  Good confuser
3.  High-damaging special moves and supers, which can be comboed into 
4.  Good versatility
5.  Well-balanced character
6.  Good variety
7.  Excellent mid-air priority
8.  High-priority ground and air combos
9.  Plays well offensively and defensively
10. Increased speed without shield
11. Good agility to make up for his average speed

DISADVANTAGES

1.  Not for beginners
2.  Not one of the fastest characters
3.  Recovery delays on some of his heavy attacks, all of his special 
    moves and two of his supers
4.  Loses a lot of range in his punches without the shield--he also 
    can't do a projectile attack and his punches do less damage

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SPECIAL FEATURES

I already mentioned them earlier, but I'll put it here anyway.  First 
of all, Captain America can do a double jump.  Use it to screw up your 
opponent's timing, avoid beam supers and always use it in air combos.  
Captain America's speed and combinability increase when he loses his 
shield.  He combos into his special moves and supers more easily.  
Finally his punches have less range and do less damage without the 
shield--he also has no projectile attack.  Try staying close to your 
opponent when you're not using the shield.  He can combo into any 
special move or super anywhere on the screen off of a S.Fierce when he 
doesn't have his shield.

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UPDATES

1.1, 1.11 Fixed up a few things
1.2 Added more combos, thanks to shoryuken.com for some of the combos, 
    revised the combos section, added more info in Section VII, fixed  
    up a few things
1.3 Fixed up some things in Sections VII and VIII
1.4 Added more info in Sections VII and VIII
1.5 Added more combos, added more info in Section VII, removed some 
    things from Section VIII, touched up a few things
1.6 Added more combos
1.7 Revised Section VII

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Any comments, questions or suggestions? E-mail me a dan@finch.com.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

KMegura for some info on Captain America
3pwood (mayfield_john@hotmail.com) for the Combo Tree concept
Capcom for making such a cool game
shoryuken.com for some combos

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IX.  LEGAL STUFF
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