Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mugen: Thanos

Thanos is one of the heaviest hitters of the Marvel Universe. I mean what do you say about a guy who fights the Avengers by himself. Or fights the Silver Surfer. My favorite storyline with him in it is the Infinity Trilogy. It was three stories, one released each year during the summers of the Mid 1990's, that followed Thanos going after the six Infinity gems. They give whoever holds the power over all that exists: mind, power, reality, space, time, and soul. Thanos managed to find them and put them on his gauntlet. He was unstoppable. The creepy thing about Thanos is that he worships the personification of Death (a woman in the Marvel Universe). One of the first thing he did was wish 1/3 of all life in the universe into nonexistence. All the heroes who were left fought Thanos and all died. Adam Warlock managed to trick Thanos and get the gauntlet and put everything all back. That was the first part of the trilogy. The rest of it shows Warlock trying to deal with what happened and how it affected everyone. Good stories! Even without the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is a tough customer. He fights the Silver Surfer on a regular basis! Herte is some more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_Gems
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_Gauntlet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos
http://www.marvel.com/universe/Thanos
http://www.corvusonline.net/thanos/


I have found four versions of him for mugen. Each version does not include the infinity gauntlet but those versions of Thanos is really, really not as powerful as he is in the comics with the Gauntlet . They can be beaten....Never easily however.




Each of the four versions are great. James' version has the Infinity Gauntlet and is the only version that has helpers: Marvel Supervillians like Onslaught, Magneto, and Juggernaut. He also has a move where he does multiple downward punches. Alucard's version does not have the Infinity Gauntlet so his moves are different. I like him best, especially the energy beams this character can hit. The MVC and MVC2 version are similar to one another. They have the same moves as the version of Thanos found in Capcom's Marvel Superheroes game. That is why I like them. I think the MVC2' s AI is the most aggressive. I think that if you have to choose only one, you should use Alucard's version. Here is the video playlist.

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