MARVEL VS CAPCOM 2: NEW AGE OF HEROES
CHARACTER GUIDE: ICEMAN
11/7/00

By Trung Bui



VERSION HISTORY:
VER. 1.0: First edition



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1) Copyright

2) Iceman Explained

3) Move List

4) Assists

5) Strategies

6) Combos

7) Thanks




1) COPYRIGHT 

THIS FAQ AND/OR GUIDE IS PROPERTY OF TRUNG BUI AND MAY NOT BE 
DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION OR CONSENT. DOING SO WOULD BE A MAJOR 
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND WOULD HURT MY FEELINGS. THIS IS MY WORK AND 
YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE IT, PERIOD. THANKS FOR AGREEING AND ENJOY THE FAQ!





2) ICEMAN EXPLAINED

Who is Iceman? Iceman is Robert "Bobby" Drake. Obviously from his name, 
his powers have something to do with ice. Drake can lower his body 
temperature to 107 degrees Celsius and sustain himself without any 
trouble. Iceman is one of the 'cheap' characters in the game, he can 
take zero block damage, and his Ice Beam, if blocked, causes massive 
block damage. Using Iceman efficiently is very hard, his combos are 
hard to perform and he only has one super. 






3) MOVE LIST 

Launcher: c. HK
S.: Standing
J.: Jumping
C.: Crouching
D.: Dash in
SJ: Superjump
QCF: Down, Down-Forward, Forward
QCB: Down, Down-Back, Back
HCF: Back, Down-Back, Down, Down-Forward, Forward
HCB: Forward, Down-Forward, Down, Down-Back, Back
DP: Forward, Down, Down-Forward
LP: Low Punch
HP: High Punch
LK: Low Kick
HK: High Kick
XX: Cancel
P: Punch
2P: 2 Punches
K: Kick
2K: 2 Kicks
A1: Assist 1
A2: Assist 2
DHC: Dual Hyper Combo
THC: Triple Hyper Combo

THROWS:
 
SPECIAL ATTACKS:

Ice Beam: QCF + P

This is Iceman's main projectile. It causes massive block damage and 
can negate fireballs. It's a great combo ender and is useful in air 
combos as a delay. Iceman basically puts his hands together, hand yells 
"ICE BEAM", and a beam of ice energy comes out of the palms of his 
hands. It's a really great fireball. 

Ice Avalanche: QCF + K

This is Iceman's 'anti-air' attack, which is pretty pitiful. Iceman 
summons his ice powers and conjures a snowball, and depending on the 
strength of the Kick button used, will travel either close or far from 
Iceman. It's okay as a combo ender and is useful for taking out people 
below you. 

Ice Fist: QCB + P

This attack is pretty useless. Iceman forms a snowball in his right 
hand and it will power up his punches for three hits, after that it 
'melts'. Not very useful, I scarcely use it.

HYPER COMBOS:

Arctic Attack: QCF + PP

This is Iceman's only super. Iceman holds still and yells "ARCTIC 
ATTACK!" and bits of ice chunks come out of his body. Like Magneto's 
Magnetic Tempest, you get more hits the closer you are to the opponent. 
It's a good air combo ender. 





4) ASSISTS

Alpha: Ice Beam/Arctic Attack

This assist performs a Jab Ice Beam and performs an Arctic Attack in a 
THC or DHC.

Beta: Ice Avalanche/Arctic Attack

This assist performs a Short Ice Avalanche and Arctic Attack in a THC 
or DHC.

Gamma: Ice Avalanche/Arctic Attack

This assist performs a Roundhouse Ice Avalanche and Arctic Attack in a 
THC or DHC. 





5) COMBOS

1. LK, LK, C. HK, HP Ice Beam

2. LK, LK, C. HK, SJ, LP, LK, LP, LK, LP Ice Beam XX Arctic Attack

More to come





6) STRATEGIES

To play Iceman most effectively is to play keep away. Also, you have to 
play him with surprises, doing Ice Beam over and over again is a little 
predictable. I'd suggest using Iceman as an assistor, his Ice Beam 
assist is very valuable. There isn't a lot to say about Iceman except 
"ICE BEAM! YEAH!"

VS. Abyss:

1st form: Jump in, LP, LP, C. LK, C. LK, LP Ice Beam. Then continue to 
Ice Beam him until dead. 

2nd form: Ice Beam until dead.

3rd form: As soon as the match starts, jump up and do an Arctic Attack, 
if you did close, you should rack close to 50 hits or so. If you have 
the bars for it, do a DHC or THC. 






7) THANKS

GameFAQs: For hosting

CjayC: For posting

My Friends: You know who you are

Parents: Moolah
 
Capcom: For making a tight game

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