Marvel vs Capcom 3/Captain America
In a nutshell
Captain America is a pretty straightforward character. His Shield Slash is strong for keeping away characters without strong projectiles of their own, or sometimes pressuring opponents from mid range. Captain can also use his Charging Star to zip through some projectiles and inflict damage. His Cartwheel can tumble through opponents, causing crossups with the right assists, but is completely vulnerable to all attacks, shots, and throws. He doesn't have a lot of moves or flashy combos. This makes him pretty easy to pick up and play, but limits his versatility. If a simple, brute force character with a few ranged options sounds like it is for you, give the Captain a try.
Damage scales by 0.98
Tips and Tricks
- Team Hyper Combos with Captain America's Hyper Charging Star in the assist position of the team (not on point) hit on the same frame that the THC activates on (close range only). This means that they cannot be blocked if the opponent is not already blocking when the Team Hyper Combo is executed. This is very powerful.
- Team Hyper Combos with Captain America's Hyper Charging Star in the point position often leave him free to move long before his teammates are finished performing their super attacks. Cartwheel behind someone and mess with their head.
The basic goal of Captain America is to get within range of your opponent to cross up with Backflip, while still having access to your primary crossover assist. Backflips are the only reliable method Captain America has to damage an opponent as he has no overhead and he isn't really a great zoner. To get into range for this tactic use Charging Star L at long range to safely pass through projectiles without over committing, and H at mid range to punish them. You can also apply advancing pressure by jumping forward and using Shield Slash L in the air. While playing him keep in mind that some of Captain America's combos actually work best from mid-screen due to how Shield Slash behaves in a corner.