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      Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble                                               
      Character FAQ and Move List                                                 
      by aiRBat                                                                   
      papayamander@yahoo.com                                                      
      v 1.0                                                                       
      1-31-06                                                                     
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      Hola muchachos, this is a guide to the Gamecube beat'em up Viewtiful Joe:   
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      A.  Introduction [ -A1- ]                                                   
      B.  Controls/Abbreviation Guide [ -B1- ]                                    
      C.  Characters [ -C1- ]                                                     
          (* = unlockable character )                                             
          1.   Alastor [ -01- ]                                                   
          2.  *Stylish Alastor [ -02- ]                                           
          3.   Captain Blue [ -03- ]                                              
          4.  *Director Blue [ -04- ]                                             
          5.  *Young Captain Blue  [ -05- ]                                       
          6.   Captain Blue Jr. [ -06- ]                                          
          7.  *Young Blue Jr.  [ -07- ]                                           
          8.  *Charles the III [ -08- ]                                           
          9.  *Fighter Bianky & Friends [ -09- ]                                  
          10. *Gran Bruce [ -10- ]                                                
          11. *Hulk Davidson [ -11- ]                                             
          12.  Jet Black [ -12- ]                                                 
          13. *Manager Jet [ -13- ]                                               
          14. *Dark Hero Jet Black [ -14- ]                                       
          15.  Joe [ -15- ]                                                       
          16. *Movie Fan Joe [ -16- ]                                             
          17. *Rachel [ -17- ]                                                    
          18.  Silvia [ -18- ]                                                    
          19. *Heroine Silvia [ -19- ]                                            
          20. *Sprocket [ -20- ]                                                  
      D.  Version History [ -D1- ]                                                
      E.  Credits and Thanks [ -E1- ]                                             
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    ========== -A1- Introduction =================================================
                                                                                  
      When I first started playing this game, I was actually surprised at how     
      complex a lot of the move sets and abilities of the characters were.  I     
      did not have Internet access when I received the game via Gamefly, so       
      I had no way to read the manual and see what the moves were for each        
      character.  I decided to start this guide as a way to help me learn all the 
      the character moves and as a way to pass the time.                          
                                                                                  
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    .......... -B1- Controls and Abbreviation Guide ..............................
                                                                                  
      If you have ever read a fighting game FAQ, this is probably is all          
      familiar territory:                                                         
                                                                                  
      L = LEFT on the control stick                                               
      UL= UP LEFT on the control stick                                            
      U = UP on the control stick                                                 
      UR= UP RIGHT on the control stick                                           
      R = RIGHT on the control stick                                              
      DR= DOWN RIGHT on the control stick                                         
      D = DOWN on the control stick                                               
      DL= DOWN LEFT on the control stick                                          
                                                                                  
      */*/* = all the control stick positions what will activate a move           
          Example: L/R/U means that L, R, or U will perform the move and          
                   the move will go in whatever direction that you used.          
                   (U would shoot up, etc)                                        
                                                                                  
      B = B button (Y works too!)                                                 
      X = X button                                                                
                                                                                  
      (AIR) indicates that a move can be done in air                              
      (AIR ONLY) indicates that a move can ONLY be done in air                    
      If neither is indicated, it means that move must be done on the ground      
                                                                                  
     -???- This means that I am still not 100% sure on all the variables of a     
           move.  Any feedback on these is appreciated!                           
                                                                                  
      When I refer to distances, like 1/4th the screen, this distance was         
      calculated using the rehearsal stage.                                       
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    .......... -C1- Characters ...................................................
                                                                                  
      I have broken down each character into: Special Info, Ex Costumes, Basic    
      Moves, Special Moves, and a section called The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  
      ( this IS a movie inspired franchise after all).  Special Info goes over    
      what requirements you need to meet to unlock characters.  Ex Costume        
      describes what the character's Ex Costume is.  Basic and Special Moves go   
      over the basic and special moves.  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly          
      gives a rundown on each of the Pros and Cons of each character.   If any    
      of the moves has a -???- in it, it means I still am not 100% on how that    
      move operates, and could use input on it from readers.                      
                                                                                  
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    .......... -01- The Midnight Thunderboy, ALASTOR .............................
                                                                                  
    ### Ex Costume ###############################################################
      Alastor is wearing his dark purple, trenchcoat style tuxedo from the TV     
      series.  You can get a better look at it in the concept art gallery.        
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      HOLD JUMP - Float                                                           
        Alastor spreads his wings and floats slowly downwards.  You can control   
        his descent with the control stick.  You can activate the float at any    
        point he is in the air.  He can use moves while floating, but will fall   
        as soon as the move is over (unless you hold the JUMP button down again). 
                                                                                  
      B - Sword Strike                                                            
        A double-handed overhead sword swing.  You can perform a 3-hit combo if   
        you press the B button 3 times rapidly.                                   
                                                                                  
      B (AIR ONLY) - Lighting Blast                                               
        Alastor attacks with his trademark purple lightning.  He fires a single   
        bolt in the direction he is facing.                                       
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Backhand Slice                                                  
        An overhead sword attack that can hit enemies on either side of Alastor.  
                                                                                  
      UL/DL/UR/DL+B (AIR) - Diagonal Stab                                         
        A quick sword strike in the direction pressed.  Can pass through ledges.  
                                                                                  
      U+B - Sword Upper                                                           
        A rising strike that launches enemies upward.                             
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR ONLY) - Aerial Kickflip                                            
        Alastor flips backward and kicks upward.                                  
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Lightning Sword                                                   
        Alastor focuses energy into his blade and unleashes an electrically       
        charged sword attack that hits multiple times.  Hold down X to charge,    
        and you can move around as you charge it.  It can be charged up to 3      
        levels, with the blade growing with each level.  It has a 270º range:     
        STRIKE ZONE --->/¯ \                                                      
                        \|¯ <--- NO HIT ZONE                                      
        Not the best diagram, but you get the point.  Any opponents caught in     
        the strike will get hit, and it will miss those in the no hit zone.       
        Anyone directly next to Alastor when he executes a fully charged attack   
        will suffer heavy damage.  Can pass through platforms.                    
                                                                                  
      L/R+X (AIR) - Air Raid                                                      
        Alastor extends both of his arms and shoots a bolt of lightning to either 
        side.  The bolts are as twice as long as his B button lightning attack,   
        and the attack ends as soon is it connects.                               
                                                                                  
      U/UL/UR+X (AIR) - Vortex (but I like Volt Hex better Dammit)                
        An electric spinning uppercut in the direction pressed.  Think demonic    
        Shoryuken.  Great for getting to hard to reach platforms.                 
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Hex Drill                                            
        -???- An electric spinning drill move that continues in the direction     
        pressed until Alastor touches the ground or an enemy.  The electric field 
        dissipates after 1 sec.  I am not sure if the electric field on these     
        moves can actually hurt enemies.                                          
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Hex Slide                                                       
        Alastor slides across the ground surrounded by his stylish purple demonic 
        aura.  You are able to cross gaps and ledges with this move.              
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good -Alastor has an extremely versatile and well-rounded set of      
                  moves.                                                          
                 -He has excellent aerial maneuverability.  His float and Vortex  
                  moves allow you to reach just about any area of the             
                  stage that you need to.                                         
                 -His Lightning Sword is a powerful move that can hit just about  
                  anybody within jumping distance of you.                         
                                                                                  
        The Bad -His Lightning Sword will only hit multiple times if the enemies  
                 are beside you.  There is also that no hit zone that can be      
                 annoying.                                                        
                                                                                  
        The Ugly -No cool demon Alastor form a lá Viewtiful Joe 2                 
                 -Yeah, so there is really nothing too bad/annoying about Alastor,
                  he is an overall solid character!                               
                                                                                  
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    .......... -02- The Suave Swordsman, STYLISH ALASTOR .........................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Stylish Alastor complete Riddle of the Incan Empire! Special      
      Edition.  Stylish Alastor is arguably the hardest un-henshined character to 
      unlock because he is not a complete joke.                                   
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Basically, it is a purple suit with wings and an octopus (complete with     
      tentacles) helmet.  You can get a better look in the Concept Art Gallery.   
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    Stylish Alastor has all the same moves as regular Alastor except:             
    - No floating ability.                                                        
    - He has the ground B sword slash instead of lightning.                       
    - No Lightning Sword special attack.                                          
    - In place of his Air Raid special, he has Round Trip.                        
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Round Trip                                                        
        Alastor tosses his sword about 1/2 the distance of the screen.  It spins  
        in place for about 2 sec. before returning to Alastor.  You can toss it   
        and run around and it will damage any enemies that it hits on the way back
        to you.                                                                   
                                                                                  
        You can only use special attacks while his sword is out.                  
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Stylish Alastor is pretty fast and has absolutely INSANE       
                   jumping ability.                                               
                 - Round Trip is a pretty solid move (I think I like it more than 
                   Air Raid.) and is great for sticking and moving.               
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - He doesn't have regular Alastor's floating ability.            
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - THE BEST UN-HENSHINED CHARACTER.  Period.  You can actually USE
                   Stylish Alastor against people and win.  Amazing.              
                                                                                  
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    .......... -03- The Old School Hero, CAPTAIN BLUE ............................
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Instead of a helmet, Blue wears his red and white director's cap.           
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      HOLD JUMP - Hover                                                           
        You can hover any time after Blue performs a double jump.  He will hover  
        for as long as you hold the JUMP button.  You can control his horizontal  
        movement with the control stick.  While hovering, Blue can only perform   
        special moves.  After you perform a move, you can resume your hover by    
        holding the JUMP button once again.                                       
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Punch                                                             
        Standard punch.  You can perform a 3-hit spinning backhand combo if you   
        press the B button rapidly.                                               
                                                                                  
      UL/DL/UR/DR+B (AIR) - Spinning Roundhouse                                   
        A roundhouse kick that launches an opponent in the direction pressed.     
                                                                                  
      U+B - Uppercut                                                              
        An uppercut punch that launches characters upward.  Standard hero fare.   
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR ONLY) - Spinning Kickflip                                          
        Blue flips backwards and kicks upwards.                                   
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Overhead Smash                                                  
        A double-fisted overhead attack that slams opponents downward.            
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Blue Thunder                                                      
        A blue electrical field radiates outward from Captain Blue.  It can hit   
        enemies on all sides of him.  Useful if you are surrounded or need to hit 
        targets.                                                                  
                                                                                  
        You can also use this move to knock away incoming projectile attacks.     
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Electric Blade                                                  
        Captain Blue raises his hand to the Heavens and calls down 1 bolt of      
        lightning.  It travels the length of the screen and can pass through      
        platforms.  It also launches enemies upwards when it connects.            
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Hisatsu!                                                   
        Blue slams into the ground unleashing lightning where he lands.           
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Diving Thunder                                         
        Blue dives toward the ground in the direction pressed, and when he        
        he lands, he begins rolling along the ground surrounded by lightning.     
        If you connect with a normal-sized enemy, you will grab them.             
                                                                                  
        -???-When you are holding an enemy, you can move around with the control  
        stick at a reduced speed, and perform a limited jump.  Hitting any        
        direction + X/B will throw them in the direction pushed.  If you jump up  
        and press X/B, you will perform a Spinning Electric Tiger Piledriver that 
        can slam opponents through platforms.  All of his throws do massive damage
        and can finish off throw-able opponents in 4 moves.                       
                                                                                  
        Getting hit while holding someone will cause you to drop them.  I am      
        unsure if they can free themselves any other way (i.e. mashing buttons).  
                                                                                  
        If you connect with a larger enemy or boss, Blue will simply continue     
        rolling, but still damage them as he rolls.                               
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Rolling Thunder                                                 
        The same as Diving Thunder, but Blue starts out in the rolling phase.     
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Blue has some powerful moves at his disposal.  Electric        
                   piledrivers are nasty.                                         
                 - The ability to hover, Electric Blade/Blue Thunder, then resume 
                   hovering is a definite asset.  You can wreak a lot of havoc on 
                   aerial stages, and, well, in general once you get the hang of  
                   it!                                                            
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Blue has ZERO long-range attacks other than his Electric Blade.
                   It can be rough going up against people with heavy long-range  
                   offensive capabilities.  I cringe everytime I have to play     
                   a Flag Scramble match with Blue.                               
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Be careful when using Blue's Rolling Thunder.  You can't       
                   control your direction once you start it.  If you aren't       
                   careful you could end up rolling off screen or down a hole.    
                                                                                  
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    .......... -04 - The Filmmaker Extraordinaire, DIRECTOR BLUE .................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Director Blue you must complete Atlantis: Four Adventures of the  
      Sea Special Edition.                                                        
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Blue wears a white karate gi, but keeps his hat.                            
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      Director Blue has all the same basic attacks as Captain Blue, but lacks the 
      ability to hover.                                                           
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Attacks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Grab                                                              
        Blue raises his arms and dashes forward, attempting to grab an opponent.  
        If he successfully grabs an opponent, you can press ANY DIRECTION+X/B to  
        execute his Blue Throw.  If you jump up in the air and press X/B, you will
        perform his Spinning Electric Tiger Piledriver instead.  If you attempt to
        grab a boss, or other large enemy, the grab will fail and only do a tiny  
        tick of damage.                                                           
                                                                                  
        You can charge up the grab by holding the X button.  The longer you charge
        it, the more ground Blue will cover when you release it (up to a little   
        more than 1/2 the screen at max).  It will automatically release after    
        4 seconds.                                                                
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Slide                                                           
        Blue slides across the ground, knocking down any foe he connects with.    
        Can be used to cross gaps and ledges.                                     
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Blue's Grab attack is easy to execute and does huge damage when
                   you throw/piledrive somebody.  Looks cool too.                 
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - No other specials other than his slide.                        
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - It's rough to fight bosses with Director Blue.  The only way   
                   you are going to get good damage in is to toss other players or
                   Biankies into them, unless you are awesome at basic attacks.   
                   More than likely to lose the "damage the boss the most" stages 
                   to enemies that can hit harder and faster.                     
                                                                                  
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    .......... -05- The Blast from the Past, YOUNG CAPTAIN BLUE ..................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Young Captain Blue, you first have to unlock The Hidden Hideout    
     movie, then merely complete it with any character.                           
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A very sweet Ex Costume.  King Blue from Viewtiful Joe 1.                   
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      HOLD JUMP - Hover                                                           
        You can hover at any time while Blue is in the air.  He will hover for as 
        long as you hold the JUMP button.  You can control his horizontal         
        movement with the control stick.  While hovering, Blue can only perform   
        special moves.  After performing a special move, Blue will fall back to   
        the ground.                                                               
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Punch                                                             
        Standard punch.  You can perform a 3-hit spinning backhand combo if you   
        press the B button rapidly.                                               
                                                                                  
      UL/DL/UR/DR+B (AIR) - Spinning Roundhouse                                   
        A roundhouse kick that launches an opponent in the direction pressed.     
                                                                                  
      U+B - Uppercut                                                              
        An uppercut punch that launches characters upward.  Standard hero fare.   
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR ONLY) - Spinning Kickflip                                          
        Blue flips backwards and kicks upwards.                                   
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Overhead Smash                                                  
        A double-fisted overhead attack that slams opponents downward.            
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Blue Thunder                                                      
        -???- A blue electrical field radiates outward from Captain Blue.         
        I believe it is slightly larger than Old Captain Blue's.  It hits         
        enemies all around Blue.                                                  
                                                                                  
        You can also use this move to knock away incoming projectile attacks.     
                                                                                  
      L/R+X (AIR) - Thunder Punch                                                 
        Captain Blue draws back and charges up an electric punch.  It can be      
        charged up to 3 levels and hits multiple times.  Does very heavy damage   
        and can hit enemies directly behind Blue.  *NOTE*  You have to make sure  
        that the first blue corona appears before you release the X button.  If   
        you don't, the punch will not have an electrical charge and only do       
        slightly more damage than a regular punch.                                
                                                                                  
        This move also has a totally sweet Blue Tiger graphic, as do a few        
        of Captain Blue's moves.                                                  
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Electric Blade                                                  
        Captain Blue raises his hand to the Heavens and calls down 3 bolts of     
        lightning.  They hit the enemy multiple times and launch them upwards.    
        They also pass through platforms and run the length of the screen even    
        with where Blue is standing (they won't hit enemies that are below him).  
        There is also a gap between the bolts, so you have to get used spacing    
        on them.                                                                  
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Hisatsu!                                                   
        Blue slams into the ground unleashing lightning where he lands.           
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Diving Thunder                                         
        Blue dives toward the ground in the direction pressed, and when he        
        he lands, he begins rolling along the ground surrounded by lightning.     
        If you connect with a normal-sized enemy, you will grab them.             
                                                                                  
        -???-When you are holding an enemy, you can move around with the control  
        stick at a reduced speed, and perform a limited jump.  Hitting any        
        direction + X/B will throw them in the direction pushed.  Getting hit     
        while holding someone will cause you to drop them.  I am unsure if they   
        can free themselves any other way (i.e. mashing buttons).  If you do      
        successfully throw them, they will be hit multiple times by the electric  
        bolt that follows them.                                                   
                                                                                  
       If you connect with a larger enemy or boss, Blue will simply continue      
       rolling, but still damage them as he rolls.                                
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Rolling Thunder                                                 
        The same as Diving Thunder, but Blue starts out in the rolling phase.     
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Possibly the best character in the game.  He is extremely fast,
                   and can even hover faster than come characters can move.  All  
                   of his moves (with the exception of the Thunder Punch) execute.
                   very fast with no delays.                                      
                 - All of his attacks do heavy damage.  The Electric Blade allows 
                   you to pretty much just spam it over and over and win just     
                   about every time.  Extremely cheap, but extremely effective.   
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - He has no double jump, but his single jump is almost as        
                   high as most character's double jumps.                         
                 - He has no vertical ascension move.  It can be annoying to      
                   get to high ledges (like the Flag Scramble in Gulliver's       
                   Battles).                                                      
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - As great a character as Young Captain Blue is, you still have  
                   to be careful at being caught at the bottom of the screen.     
                   His hover ability will save him from falling off, but his lack 
                   of vertical ascension move can trap him down there, leaving    
                   you at the mercy of others and environmental damage.           
                                                                                  
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    .......... -06- The Youthful Protégé, CAPTAIN BLUE JR. .......................
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      His Captain Blue costume (cape, short pants, no helmet).  Also referred to  
      as his "Fake Henshin" outfit.                                               
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      ANY DIRECTION+B (AIR) - Yo-Yo Attack                                        
        Blue Jr. uses his yo-yo to attack in the direction pressed.  Good range   
        and can pass through platforms as well.                                   
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      HOLD X (AIR) - Yo-Yo Cyclone                                                
        After 2 sec. of spinning his yo-yos, a cyclone appears directly in front  
        Blue Jr., damaging any enemies that get caught by it.  It is possible for 
        for characters to get trapped by it (or bosses who will stop right in the 
        middle of it).  If this happens, they will be hit multiple times and take 
        heavy damage.                                                             
                                                                                  
        The cyclone also shoots out energy blades while you hold down the X       
        button.  They only rise upward, however, and will usually only hit        
        airborne enemies.                                                         
                                                                                  
        *NOTE*  Once you release the X button, there is a 2 sec. delay where Blue 
        Jr. is vulnerable.  The cyclone will remain onscreen for about 10 sec.    
        after you release X.  It will usually shoot around 3-5 more energy blades 
        as well.                                                                  
                                                                                  
        -???-If you are hit at any point during the Yo-Yo Cyclone, you will       
        release it but it will still remain on screen for 10 sec. and shoot any   
        remaining energy blades.                                                  
                                                                                  
        You can also start this move in mid-air, but the cyclone will not appear  
        until you are on the ground.                                              
                                                                                  
      ANY DIRECTION+X (AIR ONLY) - Air Cyclone Cutter                             
        Blue Jr. shoots one yo-yo in the direction pressed, and another in the    
        opposite direction.  If you hold down X, they will continue to spin in    
        place until they: strike any combination of enemies for a total of 3 hits,
        you release the X button, or 13 sec. has passed.                          
                                                                                  
        If one yo-yo is recalled because of the 3 hit total, the other will remain
        in place until any of the three aforementioned conditions are met.        
                                                                                  
        When the yo-yos are recalled, they will home in on Blue Jr. and damage    
        any enemies that get in the way.  This move can pass through platforms.   
                                                                                  
        *NOTE* Blue Jr.'s movement speed is doubled while the yo-yos are spinning 
        in place.  Use this to your advantage!                                    
                                                                                  
      U/UL/L/UR/R+X - Ground Cyclone Cutter                                       
        This move is exactly the same as his Air Cyclone Cutter, but cannot be    
        activated using D/DL/DR as this will trigger the Rolling Cutter.  If      
        you wish to send a yo-yo downward, press U/UL/UR and this will send one   
        down as well as up.                                                       
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Rolling Cutter                                                  
        Blue Jr. launches a Cyclone Cutter at the ground, and is pulled across    
        the screen damaging enemies that are hit by the yo-yo or Blue Jr.  Can be 
        used to cross gaps and platforms.                                         
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - All of Blue Jr.'s moves have nice range.                       
                 - His Yo-Yo Cyclone can hit a lot of enemies at once and         
                   absolutely destroy a lot of bosses.                            
                 - Blue Jr. is extremely awesome with the Zoom power-up.          
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Not a lot of versatility in his moves.                         
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - NO VERTICAL ASCENSION MOVES!  No way to get any higher than    
                   his double jump.                                               
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -07- The Yo-Yo Youth, YOUNG BLUE JR. ..............................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Young Blue Jr. you must finish Viewtiful Cartoon World Special    
      edition.                                                                    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      His Ex Costume is kid Joe (what Joe looked like as a kid).  You can look at 
      it in detail in the Concept Art Gallery.                                    
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      Young Blue Jr. has all the same moves as Blue Jr., but they perform a little
      differently.                                                                
                                                                                  
      Young Blue Jr.'s Yo-Yo Cyclone move does NOT generate the stationary cyclone
      He will just rapidly attack with his yo-yos as long as you hold down the X  
      button.                                                                     
                                                                                  
      Also, when Young Blue Jr. has his Cyclone Cutters out, he moves insanely    
      fast.  He becomes the fasted character in the game (if he is not already.   
                                                                                  
      -???- I am pretty sure that his Rolling Cutter has greater range and is     
      faster too, but I am not 100% on that.                                      
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Really fast.  Good for snagging power ups and V-Coins.         
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Yo-Yo Cyclone doesn't generate the stationary cyclone.         
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - The nerfed Yo-Yo Cyclone really hurts his offensive capacity.  
                 - Very easy to run off the edge when you are tearing across the  
                   screen if you are not careful.                                 
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -08- The Dark Fiend, CHARLES THE III ..............................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Charles the III, you must beat any 1 movie with any two            
     characters.                                                                  
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A Batman outfit!  Instead of the bat symbol, he has the Jadow symbol.  One  
      of my favorite Ex Costumes.                                                 
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      **NOTE********************************************************************  
        Charles the III is always airborne and cannot fall off screen unless he   
        is launched by an enemy/explosion/etc.  He moves very slowly but can      
        air dash quickly in any direction by pushing the JUMP button and the      
        direction you wish to go.  The air dash is a set distance (about the      
        distance of Joe's single jump) and should be taken into consideration     
        as it can cause you to go off screen if you are not careful.              
      *************************************************************************** 
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
        L/DL/UL/R/DR/UR+B (AIR) - Sonic Attack                                    
          Charles emits a Sonar blast in the direction pressed.  Very Fast.       
                                                                                  
        D+B (AIR) - Dark Bicycle Kicks                                            
          Charles unleashes multiple downward kicks.  INSANELY FAST.              
                                                                                  
        U+B (AIR)  - Crescent Kick                                                
          Charles flips backwards and kicks upwards.                              
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
        X (AIR) - Dark Swarm                                                      
          Charles transforms into a swarm of bats for roughly 1 second, then      
          back into his original form.  Great for dodging attacks.  You cannot    
          move while the swarm state, and will reappear at the same spot          
          you transformed.  You can immediately launch an attack when you         
          transform back.                                                         
                                                                                  
        L/D/R+X (AIR) - Aerial Drill                                              
          Charles performs his signature attack.  Can land multiple hits on       
          enemies.  You can also use it to move quickly across the screen in      
          lieu of the JUMP button.                                                
                                                                                  
        U+X (AIR) - Stalactite Drill                                              
          Charles performs an upward Aerial Drill, but at the end of it, two      
          stalactites appear on either side of him and come crashing down         
          damaging any enemy that gets caught underneath them.  There is a        
          slight delay (1 sec. or so) when starting this move, so take that       
          into account when using it.                                             
                                                                                  
        UL/DL/UR/DR+X (AIR) - Crescent Blade                                      
          Charles launches his crescent-shaped energy blades in the direction     
          pressed.                                                                
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good: - He Can Fly!  You pretty much own any match that has aerial    
                    elements to it.  Lots of stages become ridiculously easy      
                    when you use Charles.                                         
                  - All of his attacks are fast and only one has a delay          
                    (a pretty short delay), so you will be able to dish out       
                    punishment pretty regularly without having to worry about     
                    getting caught off guard.                                     
                  - His Dark Swarm move allows you to avoid a LOT of attacks,     
                    and his speed allows you to counterattack pretty effectively. 
                                                                                  
        The Bad:  - Is slow when not air dashing/Aerial Drilling.                 
                  - It is easy to overshoot your mark when you are air dashing.   
                                                                                  
        The Ugly: - You will probably soak up a lot a damage when first playing   
                    with Charles.  Since he is airborne all the time, he is       
                    more prone to getting whacked by stray projectiles than other 
                    characters.  You will probably forget (I did at least) that   
                    you have the Dark Swarm to avoid stuff.                       
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -09- Jadow/Gedow Henchmen, FIGHTER BIANKY & FRIENDS ...............
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Fighter Bianky & Friends, you first have to unlock Red Hot Rumble,
      then complete it.                                                           
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      The Ex version of the Biankies is their metal skeleton.  You know, the part 
      that is left behind when you blast off their shell in the other VJ titles.  
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    **** Note ********************************************************************
      Pointless outfit info: different colors are actually different types of     
      Biankies.  They are as follows:                                             
      Beige- Just like a regular Bianky, but beige.  Has a cool walk.  My fave.   
      Gedow Bianky- The Bianky from VJ2.  This one has a blue hood and trim.      
      Female Bianky- A Bianky with boobs.                                         
      Gedow Robot- A boxy robotic Bianky.                                         
    ******************************************************************************
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Jadow Punch                                                       
        A straightforward punch.  If you press B rapidly enough you will perform a
        a four-move combo: a high punch, then kick, followed by a low punch ending
        in a sweep kick.                                                          
                                                                                  
      U+B - Jadow Uppercut                                                        
        An uppercut that launches opponents skyward.                              
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR ONLY) - Jadow Kickflip                                             
        Bianky flips backward and kicks upward.                                   
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+B (AIR) - Jadow Roundhouse                                            
        A roundhouse kick that launches foes in the direction pressed.            
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Jadow Smash                                                     
        A two-handed overhead attack that slams enemies downward.                 
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+B (AIR) - Jadow Crescent                                              
        A downward kick move that knocks opponents to the ground.                 
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Bianky Kick                                                       
        Bianky puts his fists up and a skull icon appears (just like it does when 
        a Bianky is about to attack in the other VJ games).  You can charge up the
        attack by holding in the X button.  The higher the lvl of the charge, the 
        further the kick will go and the more damage it will do.                  
                                                                                  
        *NOTE* There is a 1 sec. delay before the lvl 1 attack will execute.  The 
        lvl 2 and 3 attacks will launch as soon as you let go of the X button.    
        It will automatically release after 4 seconds.                            
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Bianky Spin                                                     
        Bianky flips straight up, damaging any enemies he connects with.  This    
        move is very similar to Samus's Screw Attack from Smash Brothers.  The    
        height of the attack is slightly higher than Bianky's single jump.  It    
        can hit an enemy multiple times and can be done once per jump.            
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+X (AIR) - Prop Throw                                                  
        Bianky pulls out a random prop, tosses it at a random arc at a random     
        speed.  It could be anyone of the following items: axe, boomerang, bomb,  
        mine, tomahawk.  The prop can hit an enemy multiple times.                
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Bianky BOOM BOOM                                           
        Bianky slams downward feet first, causing an explosion where he lands.    
        The size and damage of the explosion depends on the height Bianky was     
        when he performed the move.                                               
                                                                                  
        *NOTE* The explosion will damage Bianky as well.  You can kill yourself   
         using this move.  Also, if he is in the air for more than 2 sec. while   
         performing this move (like doing it from the top of the screen), the     
         explosion will happen at the 2 sec. mark, regardless of where Bianky is  
         at that time.                                                            
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Diving Kick                                            
        Bianky does a diving kick downward in the direction pressed.  When you    
        connect with an enemy, you will bounce back off them.                     
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Bianky Slide                                                    
        Bianky dives headfirst and slides across the ground, knocking any enemies 
        down if he connects with them.  Can be used to cross gaps and platforms.  
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Bianky is fairly speedy and has good aerial maneuverability    
                   thanks to his Bianky Spin.                                     
                 - Bianky BOOM BOOM can do a lot of damage to a lot of enemies    
                   simultaneously.  For maximum effect, use it when you are       
                   invincible (when using the Slow power-up, or when you are      
                   recovering from an attack).                                    
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Prop throw is too random to be very effective.  If there was   
                   a way to control the arc, or if the different props had        
                   different effects, it might be a better move.                  
                 - Use caution when using the Diving Kick against foes on ledges. 
                   The knockback effect could push you over a gap and cause you   
                   to fall off screen.  The Bianky Spin will help somewhat with   
                   this, but it can only move straight up.                        
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Argh.  Fighter Bianky could've been a lot better character with
                   just a little tweaking to his moves.                           
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -10- The Aquatic Terror, GRAN BRUCE ...............................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Gran Bruce, you must beat any 1 movie with any four characters.    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Bruce's Ex outfit is just a orange and white color scheme with yellow boots 
      and tanks.  I am pretty sure this is supposed to be a Koi costume.          
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      **NOTE********************************************************************  
        Gran Bruce moves pretty slowly (possibly faster in water???) on land.     
        You can make him move much faster by pushing B rapidly.  He will start    
        chomping and move in the direction that you are pressing.  It also        
        has the added bonus of damaging people you run into.  His Great White     
        Bite is also an excellent way to get around the screen and do damage      
        at the same time.                                                         
      *************************************************************************** 
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
        L/DL/R/DR/D+B (AIR) - Shark Bite                                          
          Bruce chomps madly as he moves forward about 4 steps.  You can use      
          this move to "swim" any of the directions that pull off this move.      
          Very useful for navigating stages with lots of platform jumping and     
          avoiding attacks.  It almost makes up for Bruce's less than stellar     
          land movement abilities.                                                
                                                                                  
        U+B (AIR) - Head Whip                                                     
          Bruce whips his head backward and launches any enemy that it connects   
          with.                                                                   
                                                                                  
        UL/UR+B (AIR) - Mine Lay                                                  
          Bruce spits out a mine at a 45º angle.  They stay in place for roughly  
          4 sec. before they explode, damaging all enemies caught in their blast  
          radius.  If an enemy hits them, or you attack them before the timer     
          runs out, they will explode.  You can have 4 on screen at a time (you   
          might be able to have more, but 4 is all I could manage before the      
          first one's timer ran out).                                             
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
        X (AIR) - Tail Typhoon                                                    
          Bruce turns around and creates a whirlpool with his tail, hurting any   
          any enemy caught inside it.  Only hits one time, and has a 1.5 sec.     
          delay after you use it.  It is very effective for detonating mines,     
          but not much else.                                                      
                                                                                  
        ANY DIRECTION+X (AIR) - Great White Bite                                  
          There is a 1 sec. delay as Bruce rears back, and then begins to chomp   
          like a madman.  You can move him in any direction as he chomps.         
          *NOTE* If you do not attack or swallow an enemy within 5 sec. Bruce     
          will run out of breath and stop and gasp for air for 3 sec.  While      
          gasping for air you are vulnerable to attacks.                          
                                                                                  
          While you are performing the Great White Bite you are able to swallow   
          normal sized enemies (Biankies, almost all of the "human" shaped        
          opponents), and will enter the "full-mouth state."  If you use the      
          Great White Bite against larger enemies and bosses, you will simply     
          hit them multiple times until you cancel the bite or Bruce begins       
          gasping for air.                                                        
                                                                                  
          -???- While in the full-mouth state, your movement speed is reduced,    
          and you are only able to perform a single jump.  The only attack        
          you can use is the Great White Throw.  If an enemy hits you when you    
          have your mouth full, whoever was inside will be released and you will  
          be back to your normal state.  I am not sure if a swallowed enemy can   
          release themselves any other way (i.e. mashing attack buttons).         
                                                                                  
        ANY DIRECTION+X/B (AIR) - Great White Throw                               
          Bruce will spit out the enemy he swallowed in the direction that was    
          pressed (except straight up or straight down, the enemy will only       
          launch out up or down at a 45º angle).  Jumping up and throwing up or   
          down does more damage than standing throws.                             
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good: - Great White Bite is a great move.  It lets you maneuver all   
                    over the place, and lets you pull off one of the strongest.   
                    moves in the game: the Great White Throw.  You can also use   
                    Great White Bite's startup delay to hover for a VERY long time
                    at the top of the screen.  Just keep releasing the X button   
                    before the bite's animation starts.  If you time it right,    
                    it will never count against your 5-second limit the bite has. 
                    My record was about 30 sec.  but I know you could go for a    
                    lot longer.  A cheap, but effective way to win flag levels    
                    (granted that you never get hit, of course)                   
                  - Always jump up when using the Great White Throw.  4 jumping   
                    Great White Throws will finish off any non-boss opponent.     
                  - Laying mines can cause a lot of chaos.  It is also extremely  
                    fun to try to pull off chain reactions with them.             
                                                                                  
        The Bad:  - Fairly sluggish movement when not using Great White Bite or   
                    Shark Bite.                                                   
                  - Limited movement capabilities when in full-mouth state.       
                                                                                  
        The Ugly: - Tail Typhoon.  Pretty much useless.  Why no multi-mine move?  
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -11- The Iron Ogre, HULK DAVIDSON .................................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Hulk Davidson, you must beat any 1 movie with any three            
     characters.                                                                  
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Hulk is white and has a yellow squeaky hammer.  He has black underoos and   
      black knee-high boots.  His belt buckle is the Jadow logo.  He has gray     
      shoulder pads and red and black gauntlets helmet.  The back of his jacket   
      has a kanji character surrounded fire.                                      
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      **NOTE********************************************************************  
       Hulk's different outfit colors are more than just than palette swaps,      
       they feature different weapons, as well as different designs and kanji     
       on the back (anybody have any translations?).  The differences are as      
       follows:                                                                   
                                                                                  
       Pink Hulk - blue and white outfit with squeaky hammer and heart on         
       back of jacket.                                                            
                                                                                  
       Gray Hulk - red and yellow outfit with baseball bat with nails             
       sticking out of it and fire design on back of jacket.                      
                                                                                  
       Yellow Hulk - blue and light blue outfit with tape/bandages around         
       stomach and giant Japanese fan with a red Kanji symbol on back of          
       jacket (the same symbol on the fan?).                                      
                                                                                  
       So yeah, this section kinda pointless, but I liked the outfits dammit!     
      **************************************************************************  
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
        B (AIR) - Axe Swing                                                       
          A quick swing of Hulk's axe.                                            
                                                                                  
        D+B - Axe Chop                                                            
          An overhead swing of Hulk's axe.                                        
                                                                                  
        D+B (AIR ONLY) - Downward Axe Chop                                        
          Hulk chops downward.  Can hit enemies through platforms.                
                                                                                  
        U+B - Horn Launcher                                                       
          Hulk launches the enemy up using his horns.                             
                                                                                  
        UL/UR+B (AIR) - Cross Swing                                               
          Hulk swings his axe diagonally upwards.                                 
                                                                                  
        U+B (AIR ONLY) - Cross Swing                                              
          Yup, same move listed above.                                            
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
        X (AIR) - Axe Guard                                                       
          -???- Hulk goes into defensive stance with his axe.  It seems to        
          indefinitely block normal attacks, but can be guard crushed with        
          special attacks that hit multiple times.  I am not 100% sure on this,   
          however, as I need to do more research on it.                           
                                                                                  
        L/UL/R/UR+X (AIR) - Axe Throw                                             
          PHASE ONE: Hulk starts spinning around while holding onto his axe.      
          He will severely damage any enemy that he comes into contact with,      
          hitting them multiple times.  You can maneuver Hulk while he is         
          spinning with the control stick.  If done in mid-air, Hulk will slowly  
          descend while spinning, allowing you to cross gaps.  *NOTE* If you do   
          not let go of the X button within 5 sec., Hulk will become dizzy for    
          3 sec. allowing enemies to attack you.  If you are dizzy, you will      
          still slowly descend, but have no control over your movement.           
                                                                                  
          -???- PHASE 2:  Hulk tosses his axe up at roughly a 45º angle and       
          begins to ricochet off the screen, damaging any enemies it connects     
          with.  If it connects with no opponents, it will return to your hand    
          after one ricochet; it seems to bounce longer if it connects with       
          enemies.  I also haven't been able to determine if it does more damage  
          if you charge Hulk's spin longer.  *NOTE* After you release your axe,   
          you can only perform special moves that do not require his axe          
          (Magma Horn, Hulk Rush, Hulk SMASH!, Dust Kick).                        
                                                                                  
        U+X - Magma Horn                                                          
          The same as Hulk's Horn Launcher, but does more damage, hits multiple   
          times, and has a longer start-up delay.                                 
                                                                                  
        U+X (AIR ONLY)- Axe Tornado                                               
          Hulk spins his axe like a helicopter.  Press X rapidly to cause Hulk    
          to ascend upwards.  You can control his horizontal movement with the    
          control stick, but not his vertical.  You can fly indefinitely as long  
          as you keep mashing the X button.  Once you stop, he will drop back     
          down.                                                                   
                                                                                  
        D/DL/DR+X - Hulk Rush                                                     
          Hulk charges straight across the screen in the direction he was facing. 
          You can use this to cross gaps/platforms, but Hulk will stop as soon as 
          he connects with an opponent.                                           
                                                                                  
        D/DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Hulk SMASH! (© Marvel)                             
          Hulk butt slams downward in the direction pressed, causing an explosion 
          where he lands.                                                         
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - All of Hulk's attacks do a good chunk of damage.  You          
                   probably won't hit as often as other characters, but people    
                   will feel it when you do.                                      
                 - Almost all of Hulk's attacks can hit enemies all around him.   
                   Attack like a madman if you are surrounded, you are guaranteed 
                   to get some good licks in.                                     
                 - Thanks to his Axe Tornado, Hulk has UNLIMITED vertical         
                   ascension.  I find that this more than makes up for his        
                   slow speed and poor jumping ability.                           
                 - His large size makes protects him from some of the heavy damage
                   attacks in the game (Gran Bruce's and Captain Blue's throws.   
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Very slow and has poor jumping ability.  It can make it hard   
                   to get around in mini-boss/boss fights, and stages that require
                   you to get gems or flag scrambles.                             
                 - The Axe throw can leave you extremely vulnerable to attacks if 
                   you miss, or if you get dizzy.                                 
                                                                                  
       The Ugly  - Well, I already mentioned his slow speed, poor jumping ability,
                   and vulnerability during his axe throw.  There isn't much else!
                 - Why did they get rid of Hulk's Viewtiful Joe 1-era voice???    
                 - Seriously, WHY???                                              
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -12- The Dark Emperor, JET BLACK ..................................
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A red samurai outfit.  Has a long vest and some type of black "sun burst"   
      behind his back (kinda like the big sun on King Blue's back).               
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Sword Slice                                                       
        A simple sword attack.  You can perform a 1-2 combo by pressing B rapidly.
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Overhead Slice                                                  
        A Overhead sword attack that launches foes downward.                      
                                                                                  
      UL/DL/UR/DR+B (AIR) - Diagonal Stab                                         
        A quick sword stab in the direction pressed.                              
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR) - Sword Upper                                                     
        A rising sword attack that launches enemies upward.                       
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      **NOTE********************************************************************  
       All of Jet's specials depend on the strength of his aura (the purple       
       energy surrounding him).  It has 4 levels (0, 1 charge, 2 charges, and     
       3 charges) which will determine the range, number of hits, and power       
       of the move.                                                               
                                                                                  
       Once Jet performs a special move, his aura is completely depleted and      
       has to recharge (it will automatically recharge). From lvl 0 it takes      
       1 sec. to reach lvl 1, 2 sec. to reach lvl 2, and 4 sec. to reach          
       lvl 3, so you will never have to wait more than 4 sec. to have a           
       fully recharged aura.                                                      
                                                                                  
       If Jet is attacked, his aura will completely dissipate.                    
      **************************************************************************  
                                                                                  
      -???- I only have rough estimates for the damage/range/hit calculations on  
      all of Jet's specials.  I need to do more research to get more precise      
      values.                                                                     
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Fury Cutter                                                       
        Jet rapidly unleashes multiple sword slashes.                             
          Lvl 0: almost no range, average damage                                  
          Lvl 1: x2 range as lvl 0, x1.5 damage as lvl 0                          
          Lvl 2: x1.5 range as lvl 1, x1.5 damage as lvl 1                        
          Lvl 3: x1.25 range as lvl 2, x2 damage as lvl 2                         
                                                                                  
      L/UL/DL/R/UR/DR+X (AIR) - Energy Orb                                        
        Jet shoots an orb of dark red energy from his hand.                       
        The move has a recoil, so remember to take it into consideration.         
          Lvl 0: small orb, 1 step recoil, low damage                             
          Lvl 1: x2 size of lvl 0, 2 step recoil, medium damage                   
          Lvl 2: x2 size of lvl 1, 3 step recoil, medium damage                   
          Lvl 3: x2 size of lvl 2, 5 step recoil, heavy damage                    
                                                                                  
        The recoil is more in the air as the momentum will carry you further.     
        You can shoot the Energy Orb downward to help launch yourself higher.     
        You can shoot an orb up to 3 times in the air before you fall back down.  
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Energy Blades                                                   
        Purple energy blades circle Jet acting as a damage shield.  The blades    
        have to hit an enemy multiple times before they disappear, or they will   
        remain until their timer runs out.  You can only have 1 set of blades     
        out at a time.                                                            
          Lvl 0: 1 blade, 5 sec. duration                                         
          Lvl 1: 1 blade, 8 sec. duration                                         
          Lvl 2: 2 blades, 8 sec. duration                                        
          Lvl 3: 2 blades, 12 sec. duration                                       
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR) - Issen                                                           
        An extremely powerful, single blade strike that carries Jet across the    
        the screen as shadow clones and cherry blossom petals follow him.         
          Lvl 0: 1/4th screen distance, 1 hit, medium damage                      
          Lvl 1: 1/2 screen distance, 2 hits, heavy damage                        
          Lvl 2: 3/4th screen distance, 4 hits, heavy damage                      
          Lvl 3: 3/4th screen distance, 5 hits, extreme damage                    
                                                                                  
        Three lvl 3 Issens will kill any other player.  Yowza.                    
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Jet has the most powerful move in the game.  Issens ain't      
                   nothin' to be messed with.  The fact that Jet can have a       
                   a lvl 3 ready to go every 4 sec. is a scary thought.           
                 - Jet can use the Energy Orb attack to carry you to the top of   
                   of the stage.  They charge up very fast, allowing you to cover 
                   a lot of ground quickly.  They also act as a great deterrent to
                   keep people from following you.                                
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - The fact that Jet's aura dissipates when he is attacked can    
                   make it hard to pull off his really powerful moves.  Nothing   
                   like having a lvl 3 Issen ready to pull off, only to have it   
                   cancelled by a rogue Bianky or stray projectile.               
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - You have to become a master strategist if you want to use      
                   Jet effectively.  Well, not really, but you have to learn how  
                   to plan your attacks out in advance.  Just spamming Issens and 
                   lvl 0 energy orbs will get you killed pretty quick.  The main  
                   problem I had when first playing with Jet was I would spazz    
                   out after I was attacked, and just let off a bunch of lvl 0    
                   moves.                                                         
                   Becoming an artful dodger (ha) helps, but your aura recharges  
                   so fast that getting hit shouldn't hurt you too bad.  If you   
                   land a lvl 3 Issen, they are going to FEEL it.  Jet can pretty 
                   much own any Boss fight if you master the art of timing.       
                 - Be careful with those Issens.  They can easily shoot you       
                   off screen if you are not careful.                             
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -13- The Theatre Proprietor, MANAGER JET ..........................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Manager Jet, simply complete Gulliver's Battles Special Edition.  
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A red basketball uniform.  Kinda looks like the Chicago Bulls jersey.       
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      Manager Jet has all the same basic moves as Captain Blue, but executes them 
      slightly faster.                                                            
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Wrench Throw                                                      
        Jet throws a wrench at a random arc and speed.  Can hit multiple times.   
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR (AIR ONLY) - Air Wrench Throw                                       
        Jet throws a wrench in the direction pressed at a random speed.  Can hit  
        multiple times.                                                           
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Basketball                                                      
        Jet pulls out a basketball, dribbles it a few times, and shoots it upward.
        If it hits an opponent, it will hurt them.  The ball will remain on screen
        until it is attacked by you, or another player.  It will then proceed to  
        bounce off the screen until it is hit again, or hits the edge about five  
        times.  The angle and speed depends on the attack it was hit with.  You   
        also knock foes into the ball to launch it as well.                       
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR - Jet Slide                                                         
        Jet slides across the ground, damaging any opponent he connects with.     
        can be used to cross gaps and platforms.                                  
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Fairly speedy.                                                 
                 - It is fun to knock enemies around with the basketball.         
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - The delay on the Basketball move leaves you open to attacks.   
                 - Wrench throws are crummy.                                      
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Just not a good character.                                     
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -14- The Reformed Villain, DARK HERO JET BLACK ....................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Dark Hero Jet Black you have to first unlock Boss Boss Bang Bang, 
      and then complete it.                                                       
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      The same as his regular costume minus the helmet.                           
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      Dark Hero Jet Black has the ability to float, just like Alastor.  Simply    
      hold the JUMP button after you jump and Jet will slowly float to the ground.
      You can also perform an unlimited number of special attacks while floating, 
      but will fall to the ground if you perform a basic attack (except U+B, this 
      will not cause you to break your float for some reason).                    
                                                                                  
      Dark Hero Jet Black also has the exact same moves as regular Jet Black, but 
      they operate differently.                                                   
                                                                                  
      Fury Cutter:                                                                
        Exactly the same as regular Jet Black's, but it is faster and does more   
        damage.                                                                   
                                                                                  
      Energy Orb:                                                                 
        Lvl 0 - travels 1/2 screen                                                
        Lvl 1 - travels full screen, fast                                         
        Lvl 2 - travels full screen, very fast                                    
        Lvl 3 - travels full screen, extremely fast                               
      There is no recoil on these energy orbs.                                    
                                                                                  
      Energy Blades:                                                              
        Lvl 0 - 1 blade, lasts 8 sec.                                             
        Lvl 1 - 2 blades, lasts 8 sec.                                            
        Lvl 2 - 2 blades, lasts 12 sec.                                           
        Lvl 3 - 2 blades, lasts 20 sec.                                           
                                                                                  
      Issen:                                                                      
        Exactly the same as regular Jet Black's but it is faster and does more    
        damage.  It seems to hit more times as well.                              
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Extremely heavy hitter.  Arguably does the most damage in the  
                   entire game.                                                   
                 - You can launch an infinite number of attacks while floating.   
                   Since the Energy Orbs travel farther and do more damage, you   
                   can cause some serious havoc.                                  
                 - He has excellent jumping ability.  He is right up there        
                   with Stylish Alastor in that department.                       
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Moves VERY slow when on the ground.  It is a good idea to stay 
                   in the air as much as possible.  Use Issens to help move you   
                   across the screen.                                             
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - The fact that his energy orbs have no recoil make him much less
                   versatile in the air than regular Jet Black.  I guess if they  
                   did leave in the recoil, it would probably just make Dark Hero 
                   Jet too powerful.                                              
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -15- The New Generation Hero, VIEWTIFUL JOE .......................
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Six Majin, Joe's giant robot.  A very sweet Ex outfit.                      
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Fire Punch                                                        
        A burning, straight punch.  Can perform a 3-hit combo if you press B      
        fast enough.                                                              
                                                                                  
      L/R+B (AIR) - Thrust Punch                                                  
        The same as Joe's Fire Punch, but covers more ground and cannot combo.    
                                                                                  
      U+B - Burning Uppercut                                                      
        A fiery uppercut that launches opponents skyward.                         
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR ONLY) - Burning Kickflip                                           
        Joe flips backward and kicks upward.                                      
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+B (AIR) - Roundhouse Blaze                                            
        A scorching roundhouse kick that launches foes in the direction pressed.  
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Flame Smash                                                     
        A two-handed overhead fire attack that slams enemies downward.            
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+B - Crescent Burn                                                     
        A downward kick move that knocks opponents to the ground.                 
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+B (AIR ONLY) - Red Hot Kick                                           
        Just like his Red Hot Kick in other Viewtiful Joe titles.  Joe kicks      
        downward in the direction pressed until he connects with the ground or    
        another character.  If he connects with the enemy, Joe will be pushed     
        backward from the force of the impact.                                    
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Red Hot One Hundred (RHOH)                                        
        Joe unleashes a rapid series of punches for as long as you hold down the  
        X button.  In the air, this will greatly slow your descent, while on the  
        ground it will pull you slowly forward.  If you can trap an enemy in the  
        corner of the screen, you can beat them to death with this move.  It is   
        also extremely effective on bosses.                                       
                                                                                  
      L/R+X (AIR) - Dragon Fist                                                   
        Joe draws back and powers up a powerful fire punch.  If you hold down X   
        you can charge this move up to three levels.  It will automatically       
        release at lvl 3 after charging for 4 sec.  The longer it is charged, the 
        further it travels across the screen, and the number of hits and amount of
        damage increases as well.                                                 
                                                                                  
        *NOTE* You must wait until the first red corona appears before you release
        X.  If you do not, Joe will just use a Thrust Punch that only does        
        slightly higher damage than normal.                                       
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Sliding Kick                                                    
        A fiery sliding kick that travels quickly along the ground.  Can be used  
        to cross gaps and platforms.                                              
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Torch Punch                                                
        Joe flips forward as he unleashes a fire-powered punch with a 180º hit    
        radius.  Good for hitting people directly below you.                      
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Dragon Kick                                            
        Similar to the Red Hot Kick, but Joe is surrounded by a fiery dragon      
        graphic.  Does more damage, and has a larger hit radius, but travels      
        more slowly.                                                              
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Rising Dragon                                                   
        Joe spins upward surrounded by a burning dragon.  Can pass through        
        platforms and ledges.  Good for vertical ascension.  You can perform one  
        once per jump; so you can jump once, do a Rising Dragon, jump in mid-air, 
        then perform another Rising Dragon.                                       
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+X (AIR) - Blaze Hurricane                                             
        Joe travels upward in the direction pressed as he performs a fiery        
        helicopter kick.  Another good vertical ascension move.  Like the Rising  
        Dragon, you can perform it once per jump.                                 
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Joe is THE most balanced character in the game.  He combines   
                   power, speed, and versatility into one stylish package.        
                 - Joe has awesome aerial ascension capabilities.  You can do one 
                   Rising Dragon and one Blaze Hurricane per jump, for a total of 
                   SIX vertical moves in one go.                                  
                 - The RHOH is NAS-TEE.  They can wipe the floor with just        
                   about any boss in the game and land you a ton of V-Coins in the
                   process.                                                       
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - The knockback on Joe's Red Hot Kick can be annoying if you hit 
                   a foe that is on a ledge.  The recoil can push you back over a 
                   gap and cause you to fall off screen.  Fortunately, Joe's      
                   arsenal of vertical ascension moves shouldn't make this too    
                   much of a problem.                                             
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - No "Another Joe" character from Viewtiful Joe 1!               
                   Okay, granted that was actually Alastor in  disguise, but how  
                   cool would it be to have that "Henshin A Bye-Bye!" move?  And  
                   the ability to summon Six Machine?                             
                 - Yeah, as you can tell Joe is extremely solid.  Nothing else to 
                   know.                                                          
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -16- Captain Blue's #1 Fan, MOVIE FAN JOE .........................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Movie Fan Joe complete Captain Blue Begins Special Edition.       
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A white tuxedo with matching baseball cap.                                  
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      Movie Fan Joe has all the same basic attacks as Viewtiful Joe, minus the    
      fire effects.  Instead of a Red Hot Kick, he has an air crescent kick.      
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Soccer ball                                                       
        Joe pulls out a soccer ball and kicks it a few times before it lands on   
        the ground.  Once it is on the ground it can be launched by any player    
        that attacks it.  The speed and angle of the launch depends on the attack.
        It has medium size and good speed.  It is probably the best ball move out 
        of the three.  It just seems to control better.                           
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Basketball                                                      
        Joe pulls out a basketball, dribbles it a few times, and shoots it upward.
        If it hits an opponent, it will hurt them.  The ball will remain on screen
        until it is attacked by you, or another player.  It will then proceed to  
        bounce off the screen until it is hit again, or hits the edge about five  
        times.  The angle and speed depends on the attack it was hit with.  You   
        also knock foes into the ball to launch it as well.                       
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Hat Throw                                            
        Joe throws a hat in the direction pressed.  Moves slowly and only hits    
        once.                                                                     
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Joe Slide                                                       
        Joe slides along the ground, knocking down any foe he connects with.  Can 
        be used to cross gaps and platforms.                                      
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Joe has alright speed.                                         
                 - Joe has two ball moves, and one of them is the best ball move  
                   in the game (granted there are only three of 'em).             
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Hat throw is not very good.                                    
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Un-henshined characters just don't have a lot going for them.  
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -17- The Sexy Android, RACHEL .....................................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Rachel, simply complete the Les Acteurs Incroyable stage.          
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A Playboy Bunny outfit with cat ears.                                       
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
        B (AIR) - Straight Kick                                                   
          A straightforward kick move.  If you press B fast enough, you can hit   
          an opponent 2 times before they move out of striking distance.          
                                                                                  
        D/DL/DR+B (AIR) - Overhead Smash                                          
          Rachel brings both fists downward, smashing enemies downward.           
                                                                                  
        U+B (AIR) - Spinning Uppercut                                             
          A standard uppercut move with a spin.                                   
                                                                                  
        UL/UR+B - Angle Kick                                                      
          A diagonal kick.  Nothing special.                                      
                                                                                  
        UL/UR+B (AIR ONLY) - Spinning Flip Kick                                   
          A kick with a flip.  Whoopee.                                           
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      **Note********************************************************************  
       Rachel's special moves all revolve around her satellites.  She only has    
       access to 2 special moves without them.  It is imperative that you         
       always have satellites out for Rachel to be at her maximum                 
       effectiveness.                                                             
      **************************************************************************  
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Rock Smash                                                      
        Rachel punches the ground and shards of rock appear in the direction she  
        is facing.  The enemy has to be in front of where the punch hits the      
        ground for it to connect.                                                 
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Rock Breaker                                               
        Similar to her Rock Smash, but the rock shards appear on both sides of    
        the point of impact.  The enemy still has to be in front of where it      
        it connects to receive damage.                                            
                                                                                  
      DL/L/UL/U/UR/R/DR+X (AIR) - Satellite Launch                                
        Rachel launches 1 satellite in the direction that you pressed.            
        You can have up to 3 satellites onscreen at any given time.  They do not  
        hurt enemies if they touch them, and cannot be removed unless you         
        activate them.                                                            
                                                                                  
      ***Satellite Moves***                                                       
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Activate Satellites                                               
        This move has different effects dependent on the number of satellites out:
          1 - Electric Field                                                      
            An energy field surrounds the satellite, damaging enemies that are    
            within its radius.                                                    
          2 - Electric Barrier                                                    
            The 2 satellites activate their electric fields and a stream of       
            energy appears between them.  The barrier is a set distance, so the   
            satellites will move closer to accommodate this.  If you are standing 
            on the ground, throw 1 satellite up and one to the left or right; this
            will give you the exact length of the barrier.                        
          3 - Electric Wheel                                                      
            The 3 satellites will move together in a delta formation and a small  
            electric barrier will form between them.  The wheel will then begin   
            spin around the screen, damaging any enemies that get caught in its   
            path.  The attack lasts about 5 seconds.  If you press X while the    
            wheel is in motion, it will be summoned back to Rachel and begin to   
            spin around her acting as a damage shield.  This effect only lasts    
            two seconds before the satellites are recalled.                       
                                                                                  
          Whenever any of these moves finish, or hit an enemy, the satellites     
          will be recalled back to Rachel.                                        
                                                                                  
      ANY DIRECTION+B (AIR) - Pulse Laser                                         
        The Satellites will shoot a small blue laser bolt in the direction that   
        you pressed.  Each satellite will shoot 1 bolt, so you if you multiple out
        they will all shoot a bolt in the direction that you pressed.             
                                                                                  
      ANY DIRECTION+X (AIR) - Satellite Transmission                              
        Rachel will become electrically charged and be pulled towards the closest 
        satellite in the direction that you pressed.  Any opponents that get in   
        her path will be damaged.  A GREAT move for getting to platforms.  Can be 
        done up to 3 times in the air.                                            
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
      The Good - Rachel's Satellite Transmission is one of the most useful moves  
                 the game.  You can use it for huge vertical ascension (from      
                 one end of the stage to another!).  You can launch a satellite,  
                 use Satellite Transmission, repeat twice, and then still use your
                 mid-air jumps; for a character with no flight/hover, she has     
                 awesome aerial capabilities.                                     
               - Rachel is one of the speediest characters in the game, which is  
                 always helpful for snagging power-ups, gems, and V-coins.        
                                                                                  
      The Bad  - ???- All of her moves only hit once.  Of course at the time of   
                 writing, I still have no idea if multiple hits mean anything or  
                 not.  I have the suspicion that the more hits a move lands, the  
                 more V-coins it gets you.  ONLY TIME WILL TELL!                  
                                                                                  
      The Ugly - While Satellite Transmission is an awesome move, it still can be 
                 hard to control.  Lots of times I have been aiming at one        
                 satellite, or preparing to launch one, only to be pulled across  
                 the screen by a satellite I wasn't even near.  It is also easy to
                 forget that you have a satellite lurking off-screen somewhere.   
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -18- The Lovely Heroine, SILVIA ...................................
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      Silvia wears her dark purple wedding dress from the TV show.  Matches       
      Alastor's tuxedo.  You can see a detailed drawing of it in the Concept Art  
      Gallery.                                                                    
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
      **NOTE********************************************************************  
       Pointless outfit info:                                                     
       Silvia's pink outfit and tan skin/white outfit are actually bikinis.       
       She also wears knee-high boots with these as opposed to her regular ones.  
      **************************************************************************  
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Laser Shot                                                        
        Silvia fires a single blue laser bolt that travels a little more than     
        half the distance of the screen before it turns into a heart.             
                                                                                  
      D+B (AIR) - Overhead Smash                                                  
        A double-fisted overhead smash with a blue fire effect.  Wowee.           
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+B (AIR) - Roundhouse Kick                                             
        A roundhouse kick that knocks enemies down.                               
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+B (AIR) - Diagonal Kick                                               
        A fiery blue kick that launches enemies upward.  It has a different       
        animation if performed in the air.                                        
                                                                                  
      U+B (AIR) - Pom-Pom Uppercut                                                
        Silvia does the splits and launches enemies upward with this move.        
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      HOLD X (AIR) - Laser Charge                                                 
        -???- Silvia charges her Sexy Beam move.  You cannot move when charging,  
        and it takes about 1 sec. to fully charge, however, if you quickly tap the
        X button you will partially charge the Sexy Beam.  It does take longer to 
        charge it this way, but it does allow you to move and reduces the chance  
        of getting hit while you are charging it.  It takes about 3 taps of the   
        X button to fully charge the Sexy Beam.                                   
                                                                                  
        If you get hit while you have a charge, you will lose it.  I am still not 
        sure if being hit will cause you to lose your partial charge if you use   
        that method instead.                                                      
                                                                                  
      With Charge: ANY DIRECTION+X (AIR) - Sexy Beam                              
       Silvia unleashes a massive blue laser beam that travels the distance of the
       entire stage hurting any enemies it touches.  It has a 1 sec. start-up time
       and enemies that are directly in front of you when you execute it will be  
       hit multiple times.  Can pass through platforms and ledges.                
                                                                                  
      Without Charge: ANY DIRECTION+X (AIR) - Multi-Shot                          
        Silvia shoots 3 blasts from her laser gun in rapid succession.  You can   
        move the control stick during this move to fire in multiple directions.   
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Sexy Slidekick                                                  
        Silvia slides very quickly across the ground, knocking down any enemies   
        she connects with.  She travels roughly the 1/2 the distance of the       
        screen and can cross gaps and platforms with this move.                   
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Silvia is one of the fastest characters in the game and        
                   probably has the best jumping skills in the game.              
                 - Her Sexy Beam is great for hitting opponents all the way from  
                   the safety of the other side of the stage.                     
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - If you try to pull off multiple Multi-Shots in mid-air, there  
                   there is a good chance that you will start charging up the     
                   Sexy Beam instead.  This will cause you to fall like a stone   
                   and go off screen.                                             
                 - No vertical ascension moves.  Her excellent jumping ability    
                   isn't enough to get out of a lot of situations.                
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Silvia just isn't that good of a character.  She doesn't have  
                   anything really going for her other than her speed.  You could 
                   say the same thing about Captain Blue Jr. I guess, but at least
                   he is fairly effective at dealing lots of damage, and Silvia   
                   isn't.                                                         
                 - Complete pointless fact:  If you use Silvia's Multi-Shot in    
                   the rehearsal stage, and time it so that it hits the enemy just
                   after they finish flashing red (getting up from a previous     
                   attack, etc.), you will get coins.  You might be able to do it 
                   with other characters that have fast, multi-hit moves (like    
                   Jet or Joe) as well, but Silvia is the only character I have   
                   been able to do it with.  Not that it really matters, as it is 
                   just the practice stage and all, but it was an interesting     
                   discovery nonetheless.                                         
                                                                                  
    ..............................................................................
    .......... -19- The Damsel in Distress, HEROINE SILVIA .......................
                                                                                  
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      To unlock Heroine Silvia just beat The Truth of the Black Film Special      
      Edition.                                                                    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A white wedding dress.  Matches Joe's tuxedo.                               
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    **NOTE************************************************************************
      Pointless outfit info:                                                      
      Her tan skin/white dress outfit has a bare midriff.                         
    ******************************************************************************
                                                                                  
      Heroine Silvia has the exact same basic attacks as regular Silvia except    
      her Laser Bolt move is instead replaced with:                               
                                                                                  
      B (AIR) - Heavy Heart Shoulder Slam                                         
        Silvia smashes into an opponent with her shoulder as a pink heart appears 
        behind her.  This move is extremely powerful and will kill most foes in   
        3 hits.  Not as effective on bosses though.                               
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Volleyball                                                      
        Silvia tosses up a volleyball and serves it.  If it hits an enemy it will 
        hurt them.  Once the ball is on the ground, any player can attack it to   
        launch it.  The speed and angle of the launch depends on the attack.  You 
        can knock enemies into it to launch it as well.                           
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Spike                                                             
        Silvia flips forward and does a volleyball spike.  Can use it to launch   
        the volleyball or just as a regular attack.  It only does slightly more   
        damage than her other regular attacks (other than Heavy Heart Should Slam)
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Silvia Slide                                                    
        Silvia slides across the ground, knocking down any foe that gets in her   
        way.  Can be used to cross gaps and platforms.                            
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
        The Good - Heavy Heart Shoulder Slam is pretty insane and pretty fun to   
                   use.                                                           
                                                                                  
        The Bad  - Everything else.                                               
                                                                                  
        The Ugly - Just makes me want to play Rival Schools instead.  Now there is
                   a game that knows how to make useful volleyball characters.    
                                                                                  
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    .......... -20- The Beautiful Producer, SPROCKET .............................
    ++++ Special Info ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     To unlock Sprocket you just have to beat any 1 movie 1 time with any         
     character.                                                                   
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                                                                  
    #### Ex Costume ##############################################################
      A vampire-esque outfit.  Little black dress, thigh high boots, elbow-length 
      gloves, big red flared V-collar.                                            
    ##############################################################################
                                                                                  
    [[[[Basic Moves]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
                                                                                  
      ANY DIRECTION+B (AIR) - Sprocket Kisses                                     
        Sprocket blows 3 kisses in the direction pressed.  Sprocket's movement    
        stops when performing this move, so you can use it to float down or across
        gaps.                                                                     
                                                                                  
    <<<<Special Moves>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
                                                                                  
      X (AIR) - Baseball Bianky GO!                                               
        A big Bianky appears and throws a baseball all the way across the screen, 
        damaging any opponents it connects with.  You can charge this move by     
        holding the X button down.  At its maximum level, the baseball tears up   
        the ground behind it, pulling up shards of rocks (even if there is no     
        ground beneath it!) that damages enemies upon contact.                    
                                                                                  
        *NOTE*You can move around and attack with the B and Y buttons while       
        you are charging this move.                                               
                                                                                  
      L/R+X (AIR) - Sword Bianky GO!                                              
        A sword-wielding Bianky appears and dashes forward slashing 4-5 times as  
        he goes.                                                                  
                                                                                  
      D+X (AIR ONLY) - Quickdraw Bianky GO!                                       
        A cowboy Bianky appears and fires one bullet straight up, and another     
        straight down.  The bullets will pass through platforms.                  
                                                                                  
      D/DL/DR+X - Sliding Bianky GO!                                              
        A Bianky appears and Sprocket hops on its back and rides it as it slides  
        across the ground, hurting anyone who gets in the way.  You can use this  
        to safely cross gaps and platforms.                                       
                                                                                  
      DL/DR+X (AIR ONLY) - Diving Bianky GO!                                      
        A Bianky appears and does a dive kick in the direction pressed.  Can      
        pass through platforms.                                                   
                                                                                  
      U+X (AIR) - Quickdraw Bianky GO!                                            
        A cowboy Bianky appears and fires one bullet straight up, and another     
        straight down.  The bullets will pass through platforms.                  
                                                                                  
      UL/UR+X (AIR) - Buzzsaw Bianky GO!                                          
        A big Bianky appears and does a buzzsaw spin in the direction pressed.    
        Can pass through platforms.                                               
                                                                                  
      *NOTE*  You can have up to 2 Biankies on the screen at any time.            
                                                                                  
    {{{{The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
                                                                                  
      The Good - Sprocket's Kiss move is great for slowing your descent and       
                 dodging attacks.  It packs a nice little wallop too.             
               - All of Sprocket's projectile attacks can pass through platforms, 
                 which is great for hitting enemies from a safe distance and      
                 stealing flags.                                                  
               - Sprocket can freely move after she summons a Bianky (except the  
                 Sliding Bianky), which allows her to unleash an attack and get   
                 to a safe distance.  Stick and move!                             
                                                                                  
      The Bad  - There is a slight delay in some of her special moves.            
               - Opponents have to be IN FRONT of the Biankies to get hit         
                 by them.                                                         
                                                                                  
      The Ugly - Sprocket has NO WAY to vertically ascend other than her double   
                 jumps.  This is very frustrating in levels that have moving      
                 platforms, or require you to chase after a moving target.        
                 You can use her Kisses move to help slow you down and land on    
                 another platform if you miss a jump, but a lot of times you can  
                 easily end up falling off screen.                                
                                                                                  
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                                   [Dirty Beta]                                   
     0.1 - 1/24/06                                                                
        Started this thing.  Basic format done.  I know I have to make a LOT of   
        corrections, like move names and such.  Not having internet access sucks. 
        Gwah.  I like my names though... yeah.  Added Table of Contents,          
        Control Guide, Charles the III, Gran Bruce, and Hulk Davidson.            
        Am I spelling Blanky Right?                                               
                                                                                  
     0.2 - 1/26/06                                                                
        Added Rachel and Sprocket.  Tweaked the format.  Added introduction info, 
        search info, and a few other things.                                      
                                                                                  
     0.3 - 1/26/06                                                                
        Added Alastor, Young Captain Blue, and Jet Black.  Fixed some format      
        errors and added The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly section that I left off  
        of Hulk Davidson.  WHOOOPS.  Insomnia is F-U-N.                           
                                                                                  
    0.4 - 1/26/06                                                                 
        Fixed my formatting so GameFAQs would actually except it.  I had          
        forgotten that boxes aren't accepted and don't display right.  Blargh.    
        Fixed some other formatting stuff while I was at it.                      
                                                                                  
    0.5 - 1/27/06                                                                 
        Added Blue, Blue Jr., Joe and Silvia.  Now I just have to unlock the last 
        4 characters.  I can actually get back to playing the game, for FUN too.  
        Wow.                                                                      
                                                                                  
    0.6 - 1/28/06                                                                 
        Quick update.  Added a complete list of characters and got rid of the     
        alphabetical listing of characters.  It was easier just to group all the  
        Joes together, all the Blue's together, etc.  Also added information on   
        Blue's Blue Thunder.                                                      
                                                                                  
    0.7 - 1/28/06                                                                 
        Updated the legal section.  Added the people who were kind enough to      
        email me for permission for this guide.  Fixed the code system SO IT      
        ACTUALLY WORKED.  Changed some small stuff and fixed a few typos.         
        Spelled "Bianky" right finally.                                           
                                                                                  
                                    [Full Version]                                
                                                                                  
    1.0 - 1/31/06                                                                 
        Finished the rest of it.  Added Fighter Bianky, Dark Hero Jet Black, Movie
        Fan Joe, Heroine Silvia, Manager Jet, Young Blue Jr., Director Blue, and  
        Stylish Alastor.  Added all the Ex Costumes for characters.  Fixed some   
        format things.  Corrected Joe's move names.  Added stuff to credits and   
        thanks.  Going to take a LONG BREAK NOW.                                  
                                                                                  
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    ========= -E1- Credits and Thanks ============================================
     This thing was written and formatted by none other than myself:              
                                                                                  
         aiRBat (papayamander@yahoo.com)                                          
                                                                                  
     Additional info by:                                                          
                                                                                  
        From the gameFAQS boards                                                  
         Cyberlink420 - thanks for setting me straight on all the characters!     
         Metalsonicsword - thanks for the various info.  HOWEVER *I* like         
                           "Volt Hex" better, so it is going to stay! Until I can 
                           get a fully translated move list anyway.               
                                                                                  
     Thanks to all the following people and parties for their part in all this:   
                                                                                  
         Capcom and Clover for making such a great game                           
         GameFAQs for hosting this thing                                          
         Gamefly for allowing to me to play this great game                       
         Nullsoft and for allowing to maintain my sanity while writing this       
         For everyone else that had a part in this that I forgot                  
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    ..........................................................HENSHIN A BYE-BYE!..
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