"I don't do overtime, and I don't particularly like rematches, either. So would you mind accepting your loss and going home."
Crimson Viper is a secret agent from the Street Fighter franchise, specifically Street Fighter IV. She made her debut to the series in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
Crimson Viper, also known as Maya, is an American fighter employed by S.I.N., and presumed head of the "Battle Suit" Project. In reality, Crimson Viper is a secret agent under the employ of a U.S. government agency, presumably the CIA. She enters and participates in the latest world tournament under the guise of acquiring data for the Battle Suit for S.I.N., though her true motives are to acquire data from the BLECE Project (Pronounced Blees), in addition to eliminating "Number 15." (Seth)
"Thanks for dragging out that fight. Now Lauren is going to be worried about me."
—Viper's postmatch quote
Viper is a rushdown type character, employing the use of mixups, feints, and baiting. Viper is the only character in MVC3 that has EX moves that cost 1 meter per use, making her heavily meter-based. She can also perform eight-way angled air dashes for good mobility. She has a Focus Attack from SF4 that can be used as a close range counter attack and can combine her Seismic Hammer and new Optic Laser attacks to control space and force her opponent to come to her.
- Viper Elbow - Leaping overhead elbow drop. Hits overhead(by going over low attacks) and can cancel at different points for several mixup options.
- Focus Attack - Her Focus Attack ability from Street Fighter IV works as a deflect against enemy attacks, now used as a special move.
- Burning Kick - An in-air move that sets C.Viper's heels in flames, leaving a flaming X behind her, and any unfortunately burned opponents.
- Thunder Knuckle - Anti-projectile move. Works as a counter against enemy projectile with C.Viper dashing forward with a charged gauntlet, electrocuting anyone in her path.
- Seismic Hammer - Sends her knuckles to the ground below her, making a sharp earth spike emerge from the ground, launching any target.
- EX Burning Kick - Uses 1 bar of Hyper Meter. The opponent is hit three times before the actual kick. The burning kick leaves the opponent in a temporarily stunned state.
- EX Thunder Knuckle - Uses 1 bar of Hyper Meter. Works as a counter against enemy projectile with C.Viper dashing forward with a charged gauntlet, electrocuting anyone in her path. The opponent is left in a stunned state if the attack connects.
- EX Seismic Hammer - Uses 1 bar of Hyper Meter. C.Viper punches the ground, causing multiple spikes of energy to emerge from the ground, launching the enemy into the air.
- Optic Laser - Viper charges and fires a straight horizontal beam from her glasses.
|α||Thunder Knuckle||Direct||Tilt Up||Emergency Combination|
|β||Seismic Hammer||Shot||Tilt Down||Burst Time|
|γ||Buring Kick||Direct||Front||Burst Time|
- Emergency Combination (Level 1) - Original Super Combo from SFIV. Viper pounds her fists together making them crackle with violent energy, executes a one-two punch combo, then two flaming backflip kicks.
- Burst Time (Level 1) - Original Ultra Combo from SFIV/first ultra from SSFIV. Executes a powered-up Seismic Hammer, followed by four flaming backflip kicks.
- Viper Full Throttle (Level 3) - Charges up the gauntlets and grabs the opponent by the neck, shocking their heads, launches the opponent up in the air, leaving them vulnerable for a followed-up double uppercut and sends them crashing down with an electrifying piledriver. A reworked version of her second ultra from SSFIV.
Changes in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Increased feint input timing slightly for L and M versions of Thunder Knuckle.
- Slightly decreased forward moving range of Thunder Knuckle M.
- Untechable time from Thunder Knuckle H decreases with combo length.
- Added new move "Optic Laser".
Crimson Viper's theme is a remix of her theme from Street Fighter IV.
|Nick Fury (from the Ultimate Marvel Comics continuity) shows up at her darkened apartment just as she's getting home and offers her a job in working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Crimson Viper: I can see your mother never taught you any manners. It's not appropriate to enter a lady's room uninvited.
Nick Fury: Well, you're a hard lady to keep up with. I thought it'd be easier if I just waited here for you.
Crimson Viper: I don't know who you are, but you have two seconds to --
Nick Fury: Take it easy. You wouldn't want to threaten the man who was about to offer you a job.
Crimson Viper: If it's money you want to discuss, then I'm all ears. But tell me, why are you interested in me?
Nick Fury: My organization only employs the best, and I think you are just that. Now, let me ask you a question, girl... Ever hear of a little agency called S.H.I.E.L.D.?
- Capcom themselves stated that C. Viper can be considered an expy of Captain Commando, especially, since it's commonly speculated that her abilities were inspired by Captain Commando in the first place.
- Her alternate color schemes are based on fellow Street Fighter IV newcomers Rufus, El Fuerte, and Abel, even though Capcom stresses it wasn't intentional. For Ultimate, she gets a Claire Redfield scheme. Her DLC costume (from the Villain Costume DLC Pack) is a new outfit they created for this game, which makes her look like a superhero.
- Her pre-fight quote against Chun-Li references their rivalship in Street Fighter IV. "It's an Interpol agent. Don't worry, I'll take care of her."
- She is apparently aware of the existence of the organization A.I.M. and its leader - M.O.D.O.K.. This might suggest that, in the game's story, C. Viper is sent to hunt M.O.D.O.K. down as another objective.
- C. Viper is the first Street Fighter IV character to be featured in Marvel vs. Capcom.
- Her alternate costume colors are references to fellow Street Fighter 4 debut characters; El Fuerte for costume 2, Rufus for costume 3, and Abel for costume 4. Ultimate's additional costume 5 is the color scheme of Juri Han, a villain introduced in Super Street Fighter IV who was heavily requested by fans for Ultimate.
- Her new Optic Laser move seems to be a tribute to Cyclops from past MVC games.