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    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 05/06/00 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
    by: RAW64life@aol.com
    Character FAQ/Move List for Thanos Version 1.3
    I.     Introduction
    II.    Version History
    III.   Legend
    IV.    Character Information
    V.     Rating
    VI.    Moves 
          -Special Moves
          -Hyper Combos / Supers
    VII.   Coming Soon
    VIII.  Credits
    IX.    Legal Stuff
    I. Introduction
      Well, this is my first FAQ and I really don't know how to begin it so Im 
    going to begin by saying that I don't know how to begin it. Anyway, over the 
    past couple of months I've become a complete Marvel vs Capcom 2 maniac. I've 
    searched far and wide for any news what so ever on Marvel vs Capcom 2. I've 
    seen a million screen shots, about 30 movies, a few wallpapers (I have an 
    awesome one on my comp now) and have read as many previews and reviews and 
    other stuff. I've even read all the other character FAQ's on this site before 
    I even thought of making my own. But I just felt I needed to contribute to 
    the greatness of M vs C 2. So I'm doing it through GameFAQ's with a character 
    FAQ. Now the next thing I needed to decide is who? My favorite guys in the 
    game are the mutated freaks so I looked down the list and Thanos was my pick, 
    1, because he's never been mentioned in anything I've read on M vs C 2 and 2, 
    because he's awesome. Anyway.....
    II. Version History
    4/20/00 - 1.0 - Everything is new
    4/21/00 - 1.1 - Spell checked it
                  - Updated Moves section  
                  - Updated Credits section
    4/22/00 - 1.2 - Fixed a few things here and there
    5/5/00  - 1.3 - Added Rating Section
                  - Updated Legal Stuff section
                  - Updated Table of Contents     
                  - Updated Character Information section
    III. Legend
      My legend is a bit different from most other FAQ's but I find it a lot 
    easier. Some other FAQ's that I read and printed out had the legend take up 
    an entire page so I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible. I don't use 
    QCF, QCB, etc. for down forward moves. I doubt anyone is actually goona press 
    down, take a 1 second pause and then press forward and a punch/kick. 
    Up - Up
    Down - Down
    Forward - Forward
    Backward - Backward
    (air) - can be done in air
    Punch - Any Punch
    PP - Both Punches
    LP - Low Punch
    HP - High Punch
    Kick - Any Kick
    KK - Both Kicks
    LK - Low Kick
    HK - High Kick
    A1 - Assist 1
    A2 - Assist 2
    On to the character info.............
    IV. Character Information
    Real Name - Thanos
    Alias - None
    Birthdate - ??/??/??
    Height - 6 foot 7
    Weight - 985 lbs.
    Hair - None
    Eyes - Red
    Outfit - Titan Uniform
    Fighting Style - Dragon Ball Z (It's the best way I could describe it)
    Blood Type - ???
    Strength - 9 (opinion)
    Defense - 7.5 (opinion)
    Power - 9 (opinion)
    Speed - 7.5 (opinion)
    Recovery - 7.5 (opinion)
    Comboability - 8 (opinion)
    Overall - 8.5 (opinion)
    Known Allies: The Controller, the Super Skrull, The Blood Brothers, 
                  Adam Warlock, Death, Terrax 
    Known Major Enemies: Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock, The Avengers,
                         Silver Surfer 
    First Appearance - Iron Man #55 (Comic)
    Previous vs Appearances - Marvel Super Heroes
       Brief History     - Thanos is an Eternal, a race of almost immortal 
                           beings who lived on the moon of Saturn called    
                           Titan. Thanos' father saw his evil intentions 
                           of taking over and exiled him from this planet. 
                           Years later Thanos came back with his henchmen 
                           and took over Titan which led to him attempting 
                           to take over the universe. Using his psionic 
                           and cosmic destructive abilities he almost did 
                           take over the universe which he captured all 
                           six Infinity Gems but was stopped (that's the 
                           storyline of Marvel Super Heroes). Thanos still 
                           remains a threat to many including Warlock and 
                           Silver Surfer but yet has he fulfilled his 
    LP - Light Blue Costume / Orange Shoulder Pads, etc.
    HP - Light Blue Costume / Peach Shoulder Pads, etc.
    LK - Blue Costume / Yellow Shoulder Pads, etc.
    HK - Blue Costume / Red Shoulder Pads, etc.
    A1 - Purple Costume / Orange Shoulder Pads, etc.
    A2 - Purple Costume / Red Shoulder Pads, etc.
    V. Rating
      This is pretty much a review of Thanos. I will go through the six deciding 
    factors that make up a character (offense, defense, power, speed, recovery 
    and comboability) and give them each a score from 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest 
    and 10 being the highest) followed by an overall score.
    Offense - 9 - Definitely an offense based character. With an arsenal of
                  heavy duty power and super moves and the fact that he's a 
                  boss of a previous Capcom versus game makes him almost all
                  offense. His Titan Crush could use some work, his Death
                  Sphere is good and pretty much all his supers are packed
                  with pain for the opposition. But don't get power hungry
                  because sometimes defense makes the man and if your all
                  offense and no defense, your most likely to lose.
    Defense - 7.5 - Average. The reason I gave him such a high score (for 
                    him, it's a high score) is because although his blocking 
                    ability alone is bad he still naturally takes less damage 
                    than most fighters. Sometimes when Thanos is being comboed 
                    to death you can actually notice that he's not taking as
                    much damage as you can expect. With guys like Kobun, one 
                    punch kills him almost automatically. His moves also have
                    decent recovery time, but people usually cant take full
                    advantage and do an 848 hit combo. 
    Power - 9 -  Just in case there's any confusion over power and offense, 
                 power is the strength and damage done by the moves and offense 
                 is the arsenal of moves you have (Ex: Spider-Man and Wolverine
                 have good offense but not so great power). Anyway, the reason 
                 I typed that last sentence is because Thanos' offense is mainly 
                 due to his power moves which cancel out the first sentence. So 
                 if you want a detailed explanation, read the offense part, and
                 if you don't want to read the offense part, exactly (I know it's 
                 not funny but I wanted to make this part 9 lines long).
    Speed - 7.5 - Although Thanos is a huge force to be reckoned with in terms
                  of power and offense, Thanos' speed is surprisingly good 
                  considering he's mainly an offense based character. A great
                  advantage in his speed is that he has an infinite dash. Tap
                  Forward once and than quickly tap and hold forward again and
                  he will run as long as you want him to which is a huge plus.
                  In conclusion, although left in the dust by the likes of 
                  Spider-Man and Wolverine, Thanos is pretty much the fastest
                  power-house in the game.
    Recovery - 7.5 - For the most part average. His special moves have almost
                     no recovery time but his hyper combos are a different
                     story. His Gauntlet Space and Gauntlet Power has an 
                     average recovery time by his Gauntlet Soul and Gauntlet
                     Reality have a pretty big recovery and if evaded can lead
                     to something not good. In conclusion, Thanos has average
                     recovery and gets a 7.5.
    Comboability - 8 - Pretty combo friendly in my opinion. Pretty much all
                       of his supers are great combo finishers and all of
                       his regular moves are great assists if you're trying
                       link your own supers. Even though all his supers are
                       great combo finishers, some of them are great for just
                       linking combos in general like his Gauntlet Power and
                       his Gauntlet Soul. In conclusion, Thanos is a great
                       combo ender and an average combo linker and takes home 
                       an 8. Not really a combo person.
    Overall - 8.5 - In a final conclusion, Thanos is for the most part above
                    average. His power and offense obviously doesn't need
                    any work due to his powerful moves and previously being
                    a game end-boss, his defense is average, his speed is
                    average but good in a sense that his supposed to be offense 
                    based and his recovery and comboability is average. Thanos
                    gets an 8.5. (If you got an 85 on a test, wouldn't you be
    VI. Moves
    Special Moves     
        Titan Crush       - Down, Forward, Punch (air)
                          - Thanos simply raises his hand up follow by a 
                            quick three punches. Can't really get a 10 line 
                            explanation out of this one. Nothing fancy at 
                            all really.
        Death Sphere       - Down, Forward, Kick
                           - Ok so it doesn't cause that much death but 
                             it's still a cool name and an effective way to    
                             start a real mean combo. Thanos winds up for a 
                             punch but instead traps the opponent in sort of 
                             a bubble things rendering him helpless for 
                             the next 3 seconds or so. Great for combo    
    Hyper Combos / Supers
       Gauntlet Power        - Down, Forward, PP
                             - Thanos raises his fist up high as he charges 
                               up. The four little orbs circle around his 
                               fist signaling for a Dragon Ball Z-like move.    
                               He then, in a punching motion, throws a huge 
                               fireball taking up three quarters of the 
                               screen at the opponent. Unblockable if in the 
                               middle of a combo otherwise pretty easy to 
                               block. Takes a good 25% percent off your 
                               average opponent. 
       Gauntlet Soul        - Down, Back, KK
                            - Like his other super setups, he raises his 
                              fist up high with 4 tiny orbs surrounding his 
                              fist. Then the screen flashes and a picture 
                              of his mug pops up taking up half the screen. 
                              Then a lighting like beam shoots out of his 
                              fist and chases the opponent. If he misses, 
                              the beam will try to hit the opponent for a 
                              couple of seconds and then stop but if it 
                              connects it zaps the opponent and takes a 
                              good 20% off the average fighter.
       Gauntlet Reality     - Down, Back, PP
                            - Thanos as usual raises his clutched fist high 
                              in the air cleverly hiding his super charge. 
                              Then the orbs float around and Thanos' freakish
                              face pops up. Then two huge slabs of rock 
                              surround the opponent and smash against each
                              other, crushing the opponent. Pretty easy to
                              dodge but does about 30% damage on the average 
                              fighter. All power moves for this guy.
       Gauntlet Space       - Down, Forward, KK
                            - You have a pretty good idea by now of what
                              happens at the beginning of the super. Anyway,
                              after the starting sequence two meteor showers
                              fall out of a huge portal opened up by Thanos 
                              on the top of the screen. The first one falls 
                              by him (no it doesn't hurt him) and the second 
                              one falls over the enemy. Can do anywhere from 
                              1 to 20% damage.
    Alpha - Death Sphere / Gauntlet Power (see above)
    Beta - Titan Crush / Gauntlet Reality (see above)
    Gamma - ?/Nothing / Gauntlet Space (see above)
       Infinite Combo       - HK, Death Sphere, HK, Death Sphere, HK, 
                              Death Sphere, HK, Death Sphere, HK, Death 
                              Sphere, HK, Death Sphere, HK, Death 
                            - You get the point. You can do some serious   
                              damage to your opponent and your hand if you   
                              can pull this one off. It really gets 
                              annoying because the damage you do to your 
                              opponent decreases as you juggle him/her and 
                              is a real thumb killer but it's a cheap way 
                              to beat your opponents best guy when your in 
                              a real jam. As for how the combo looks it's 
                              simply a kick to the face followed by the 
                              Death Sphere followed by a kick to the face 
                              followed by the Death Sphere followed by a 
                              kick to the face followed by the Death 
                              Sphere followed by...... 
       Wine Killer        - HK, Death Sphere, repeat until tired or 
                            opponent says "stop being cheap", Titan Crush, 
                            Gauntlet Power
                          - Ok, the name is cheezy as hell but it lives up 
                            to it's name. 90% of the time you do the 
                            infinite \ combo you either get a "cheapo" from 
                            your fellow humanoid or a soar thumb. So if you 
                            have this situation, don't just stop, give 'em 
                            a few shots before you go. Simply give him the 
                            'ol Titan Crush and a Gauntlet Power to go. As 
                            for how it looks, multiple kick to the face 
                            Death Sphere combinations followed by a few 
                            quick punches to the face and a huge fireball.
        Triple Super       - Jump Forward, LK, HK, LP, Ducking LK, Gauntlet 
                             Power, Gauntlet Power, Gauntlet Soul
                           - Thanos leaps into action with a series of 
                             kicks and punches followed by two devastating 
                             Gauntlet Powers and a Gauntlet Soul to go. 
                             Takes a good 75% health off of the average Joe 
                             and will usually result in your opponent being 
                             stupified by an awesome combo that's not 
                             totally cheap. In the combo above, if you were 
                             playing against another person and tried to do 
                             it, he would eventually punch you in the face 
                             or swat your controller / joystick away and 
                             take full advantage of your broken hands. As 
                             for how it looks, a usual punch-kick combo 
                             with two huge balls and a lighting bolt coming 
                             out of Thanos' clutched fist.
        Anything Combo        - Jump Forward, LK, HK, LP, LP + LK (air combo
                                start), anything
                              - The reason I put anything is there is about 
                                20 combinations of combos you can use 
                                beginning with everything before "anything". 
                                Try to create your own devastating combos or 
                                add this to the start of your combo to make 
                                it even more effective. Mix and match, slab 
                                and slurp, grab and glurp (sorry I had to 
                                say that) do anything, but my advice is not 
                                to try stuff on the taller guys because it 
                                most likely wont work on smaller guys. As 
                                for how it looks it's all up to you.
    VII. Coming Soon
     - More combos (if necessary. If you have a combo send it in 
                    and I will give you full credit)
     - Vs. Computer FAQ 
     - More Character FAQs/Move lists
    VIII. Credits
     - MadManCafe, IGNDC, Segadojo, GamingAge, Fighters.net and 
       Shoryuken.com for providing me with the most up to date 
       Marvel Vs Capcom 2 news, reviews, combo movies, previews, 
       FAQ's, move lists and codes
     - GameFAQs for making one hell of a site
     - Capcom for making one hell of a game 
     - Mike Z for the combos
     - Silver Surfer Website  
       (http://marvelite.prohosting.com/surfer) for the character 
     - Me for writing this character FAQ
    XI. Legal Stuff
    - This document Copyright John Pantozzi (RAW64life) 2000
    - If you don't find this FAQ on one of the following sites, it's illegal:
    - http://www.gamefaqs.com
    - http://www.fighters.net
    - http;//www.gamewinners.com
    Questions, comments, submissions, hate mail, anything? Send it in. I 
    love getting mail. Send to RAW64life@aol.com

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