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H. P. Lovecraft would be proud - The Shuma-Gorath thread!!!

figuer39figuer39 Spiritual GrooveJoined: Posts: 346Registered

Shuma-Gorath fhtagn! Welcome to the general discussion thread for everyone's favourite one-eyed octopus! Shuma-Gorath originated in the Dr. Strange comic book series, as one of the enemies of its title character, Dr. Strange. He is an ancient evil god with vast supernatural powers who has set his sights on our dimension. He is canonically one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe, being powerful enough to destroy entire galaxies with minimal effort.

GENERAL:


? Shuma-Gorath is perhaps Marvel's obscurest character to ever be featured in a mainstream video game, with less than a dozen comic book appearances since his debut in 1972.

? He is a DLC character, and you can download him for $5 in the USA and for ?5 in Europe. I guess Capcom loves us Europeans. Two words for you, Capcom: currency conversion. -_-

? His design is visually inspired by the Elder Gods (ancient alien gods who used to rule Earth many aeons ago) from horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

? In his debut in Marvel Super Heroes he was coloured purple and green, as a tribute to the colour scheme that he sported in his original appearance. In later games, however, his main colour scheme became green and red, which resembles more to his current canon appearance.

? He was actually the first character that Capcom suggested to Marvel for this game. Marvel was initially reluctant to let them put him into the game, but Capcom pressured them and Marvel finally gave in. Go, Capcom!

? Official reveal trailer:

? Official artwork: http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/1514501-shuma_gorath_marvel_vs.jpg

? Character theme:

? Lots of HD screenshots of him and Jill in action: High res Jill & Shuma-Gorath Marvel vs. Capcom 3 images : News : EventHubs.com

? Ending, bio and character model:


NOTATION:

:l: - Light Attack

:m: - Medium Attack

:h: - Heavy Attack

:s: - Exchange

:atk: - Any attack button

:atk::atk: - Any two attack buttons

(Air OK) - Performable while airborn

(Air) - Exclusively performable while airborne

(OTG) - Hits prone opponents

(Level 3) - Costs 3 meter bars to perform


GENERAL GAMEPLAY NOTES:

? Shuma-Gorath has an air dash. It is not 8-way; you can only dash back and forth.
? He has 950,000 HP, which is just a bit below average.

COMMAND NORMAL MOVES:

Stone Smash: (Air) :s:
Eye beam: :f: + :h:
Upwards eye beam: (Air) :u: + :h:


SPECIAL MOVES:

Mystic Stare: :b: (Charge) :f: + :atk:
Mystic Smash: (Air OK) :qcf: + :atk:
Mystic Ray: :d: (Charge) :u: + :atk:
Devitalization: :hcb: + :atk:


HYPER MOVES:

Hyper Mystic Smash: (OTG) :dp: + :atk::atk:
Hyper Mystic Ray: (OTG) :qcb: + :atk::atk:
Chaos Dimension: (Level 3) :qcf: + :atk::atk:


ASSISTS:

? - (OTG) :h: Mystic Ray
? - :l: Mystic Stare
? - :l: Mystic Smash



Special thanks to:

? Jocelot, for getting all the info regarding Shuma-Gorath's commands and assists off the game guide while it was still unreleased.
? YouTube user Corneliab, for leaking Shuma-Gorath's theme song.
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  • Demon DashDemon Dash Hyper Viper Raccoon! Joined: Posts: 5,591Registered
    I knew Shuma would make the cut! I'm hyped...
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  • FurryCurryFurryCurry The World's Finest Joined: Posts: 4,858Registered
    So OP, gonna be able to keep up? Don't piss off the one eyed tentacle lovers.
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  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered
    So OP, gonna be able to keep up? Don't piss off the one eyed tentacle lovers.

    You can count on that. I am a one-eyed octopus lover myself and wouldn't allow this thread to not be worthy of the title.

    So, assuming this thread doesn't get locked down, I hereby subject myself to the obligation of keeping the first topic updated whenever there is news. You hear me, Preppy?
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  • TanionTanion The Elusive One Joined: Posts: 1,100Registered

    Pretty cool that they added spikes onto him naturally. I know he gets spikes when he does Mystic Bash. I wonder if that will transition into the game. Also a query for those that know more. Is there any character that is completely charged based in this game? I am not sure if Hulk's Gamma Charges are still used with charge. Asking since Shuma was all charged based minus hypers. Will be the only like that. Hope that changes and he gets some new moves!
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  • RealpolitixRealpolitix a.k.a. Captain Rocket Joined: Posts: 505Registered
    Oh hell yes. Shuma Gorath's b-boy pose all day.
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  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered

    Wow, where'd you get this?

    That's going on the first post.
  • General GoukenGeneral Gouken M.O.D.O.K. AVENGERS Joined: Posts: 641Registered
    Wow, where'd you get this?

    That's going on the first post.

    Capcom-Europe.com posted the character art. I'm kind of suprised the art for these two is showing up before She-Hulk and Zero, but it definitely confirms the characters. Should have no problem convincing Preppy with that.
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  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered
    Oh...so my Jill thread gets closed but this one doesn't?

    yeah...okay...

    Dude, if official Jill artwork has showed up, maybe you should consider trying again.
    Capcom-Europe.com posted the character art. I'm kind of suprised the art for these two is showing up before She-Hulk and Zero, but it definitely confirms the characters. Should have no problem convincing Preppy with that.

    Hope Preppy sees it that way. I mean, the Dormammu thread was around since LONG before we even knew that he was going to be a regular character.

    On the other hand, that artwork kicks ass! Maybe the GameStop "leak" was intentional? o.0

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  • VenomMelendezVenomMelendez All Hail M.O.D.O.K.! Joined: Posts: 413Registered
    i think it says that shuma and jill will be available to everyone who doesnt purchase the SE after 1 month. .

    No, it says it we have to wait 4 weeks.
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  • NIKO:ONENIKO:ONE Joined: Posts: 918Registered
    I'm happy, i've been hoping for him since day 1. Now just make Heisen Ko show and that's some shit!
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  • MacarrattiMacarratti Nemesis support force Joined: Posts: 1,421Registered
    making Shuma DLC is a good move. He doesn't fit into the storyline at all, but DLC makes that a moot point.

    yay Shuma!
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  • Sensei RouzuSensei Rouzu Years of practice couldn't have prepared me Joined: Posts: 3,632Registered
    What do y'all particularly like about Shuma?
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  • MacarrattiMacarratti Nemesis support force Joined: Posts: 1,421Registered
    he's a big one eyed octopus and has aot of possibilities regarding his moveset. Yeah his moveset in MvC2 was... lacking, but it was still pretty fun and I always enjoyed using him.

    Also, his LvL. 3 in MvC2 was always a riot to pull off.
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  • KefKef Joined: Posts: 3,085Registered
    Many many people wanted Shuma in, glad you guys got him. And actually, he looks cool to me.
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  • Negative-Zer0Negative-Zer0 Joined: Posts: 3,147Registered
    MvC just doesn't seem right without weird characters.
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  • NegaduckNegaduck Is so S-Rank Joined: Posts: 3,654Registered
    Chaos dimension!
    Roll one up homie.
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  • Psych0Sh0tPsych0Sh0t Get Motivated Joined: Posts: 1,819Registered
    What do y'all particularly like about Shuma?

    Because in Marvel continuity, he's one of the biggest cosmic threats to ever exist. Plus, Chaos Dimension.
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  • .Guy..Guy. STUPID SEXY ROCKET RACCOON! Joined: Posts: 1,847Registered
    He has a big eye.
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  • NegaduckNegaduck Is so S-Rank Joined: Posts: 3,654Registered
    .Guy. wrote:
    He has a big eye.

    And you know what they say about dudes with a big eye . . .









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  • NickRocksNickRocks Almost Godlike Joined: Posts: 9,988Registered, Premium
    my favorite thing about shuma is short short psyblading him, his animation when getting attacked is great
    gun: bang bang bang bang
    throw the arrow up forward
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  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered
    What do y'all particularly like about Shuma?

    He is probably the most visually original character to ever grace a fighting game, and a huge display of boldness on Capcom's part.
  • .Guy..Guy. STUPID SEXY ROCKET RACCOON! Joined: Posts: 1,847Registered
    You mean Marvel.

    ...Sorta. Since y'know, they allowed him etc. :P
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  • masonmason Joined: Posts: 499Registered
    I like launching, activating super, jumping, then CHAOS DIMENSION. Also super jump, turn into stone move really gets people alot. I hope they allow him to still combo off of the end of chaos dimension (maybe for a relaunch) and I wonder if he'll keep his unblockable DHC.
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  • M.D.M.D. digs older chicks Joined: Posts: 3,985Registered
    What do y'all particularly like about Shuma?

    He not's another dude or chick in his 20s?
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  • NickRocksNickRocks Almost Godlike Joined: Posts: 9,988Registered, Premium
    What do y'all particularly like about Shuma?

    how much fun styling on him is
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  • AlexanderAlexander Joined: Posts: 977Registered
    Lovecraft on SRK... never thought I'd see the day. I thought the thread on Shuma would reference Urotsukidoji or La Blue Girl or something.
  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered
    Lovecraft on SRK... never thought I'd see the day. I thought the thread on Shuma would reference Urotsukidoji or La Blue Girl or something.

    Wow, glad to see someone got the reference!
  • figuer39figuer39 Spiritual Groove Joined: Posts: 346Registered
    You mean Marvel.

    ...Sorta. Since y'know, they allowed him etc. :P

    Oh, yeah, the character technically belongs to Marvel, but I think Marvel would never had had the creativity, or the balls, to put Shuma-Gorath under the spotlight if Capcom hadn't been involved.

    I mean, Marvel are known for overmilking popular characters, while Capcom are known for including odd and controversial character designs in their fighting games. I GUARANTEE that bringing him back was Capcom's idea. xD
  • VenomMelendezVenomMelendez All Hail M.O.D.O.K.! Joined: Posts: 413Registered
    Oh, yeah, the character technically belongs to Marvel, but I think Marvel would never had had the creativity, or the balls, to put Shuma-Gorath under the spotlight if Capcom hadn't been involved.

    You'd be wrong.

    They are he ones pcking their side and Shuma-Gorath as been showing up in comics again recently. So yes, the do have the "balls" to put him in.
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