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MVC Zangief.png

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Out of all the Street Fighters summoned to the Marvel Universe, Zangief is the most confused. Believing himself to be kidnapped, he begins to rampage around the X-Men mansion until a chance encounter with mutant and fellow Russian Colossus calms him down. Zangief is delighted to see that the strongest physical X-Man is another Russian and implores Colossus to be his partner. However, Colossus is unable to join the events that take place during X-Men vs. Street Fighter, so Zangief chooses the physically largest partner available, Juggernaut. With all of their strength, and very little intelligence between them, they make it quite far, but fail to find Apocalypse due to their own incompetence.

Zangief is in for two shocks during Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. He is excited when he discovers that another Russian will take part in the second battle against Apocalypse, only to become bitterly disappointed when he find out that Omega Red is in fact a villain. Refusing to have anything to do with him, he fights instead with the Hulk. The pair do much better, thanks in part to Bruce Banner's smarts. Knowing that Apocalypse is being dealt with, they chase Shadow to M. Bison's temporary headquarters, only to lose him. While exploring through the base, they stumble upon a mechanical double of Zangief. Tinged in blue, this robotic monstrosity seems to have all of the strength and many of the moves of Zangief. Enraged at the sight of the robot, but not realizing that it is mechanical, Zangief attacks what he believes is the Marvel Universe version of himself. He eventually subdues the robot and is very surprised and troubled when he discovers that it was never alive.

Asking the Hulk's advice, the Hulk suggests that Zangief talk to some of Marvel's greatest minds like Reed Richards or Dr. Strange. Having questions about the effects of her sunburn, Sakura agrees to accompany him. They were unable to locate Reed Richards (the Fantastic Four were off fighting Dr. Doom again), but they did manage to locate Dr. Strange. After Doctor Strange helped Sakura will the effects of the sunburn on and off, he cast a spell on Zangief which gave him the ability to transform into the robotic version of himself at will. The spell would wear off the moment Zangief returned to his own universe, so he remained in the Capcom Universe throughout the events of the first and second Marvel vs. Capcom.

Moves[edit]

X-Men vs. Street Fighter[edit]

Portrait XMVSF Zangief.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Long Punch Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Elbow Dive Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Elbow Drop Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Dash Throw Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png , close
Dash Bites Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png or Arcade-Button-HKick.png , close
Double Lariat Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png , move with Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png , close
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter[edit]

Portrait MSHVSF Zangief.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Long Punch Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Elbow Dive Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Elbow Drop Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Dash Throw Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png , close
Dash Bites Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png or Arcade-Button-HKick.png , close
Double Lariat Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png , move with Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png , Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png and/or Arcade-Stick-360.png
Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png , close
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png , Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png and/or Arcade-Stick-360.png

Marvel vs. Capcom[edit]

Portrait MVC Zangief.png
Name Input
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Long Punch Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Elbow Dive Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Elbow Drop Arcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Dash Throw Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MPunch.png/Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Dash Bites Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png + Arcade-Button-MKick.png/Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Double Lariat Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Button-3xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-3xKick.png , move with Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png , Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png and/or Arcade-Stick-360.png
Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png , close
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Dp.png + Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png , Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png and/or Arcade-Stick-360.png
Ultra Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Modifier-Max.png Arcade-Stick-360.png + Arcade-Button-2xKick.png , Arcade-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-Punch.png and/or Arcade-Stick-360.png
Iron Body Arcade-Stick-RDp.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png

Marvel vs. Capcom 2[edit]

Portrait MVC2 Zangief.png
Name Input
Iron Claw close Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Jumping Lariat Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Body Press Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Headbutt Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png after Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Double Knee Drop Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Elbow Dive Arcade-Modifier-Air.png Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Elbow Drop Arcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Launcher Throw close Arcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Double Lariat Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png, move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png
Quick Double Lariat Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Button-2xKick.png, move Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.png
Screw Piledriver Arcade-Modifier-(Air).png Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Atomic Suplex close, Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Banishing Flat Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
Ultra Final Atomic Buster Arcade-Modifier-Max.png Arcade-Stick-360.png+ Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Iron Body Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Hyper Double Lariat Only performed during a Variable Combination
Type Partner Assist Variable Counter Variable Combination
α Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png Double Lariat Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png Double Lariat Hyper Double Lariat
β Arcade-Button-LKick.png Flying Powerbomb Arcade-Button-HKick.png Flying Powerbomb Hyper Double Lariat
γ Arcade-Button-HKick.png Aerial Russian Slam Arcade-Button-HKick.png Aerial Russian Slam Hyper Double Lariat