Fans of the Marvel vs. Capcom series are excitedly looking forward to the release of the next game in the series, but that excitement isn’t without its criticism. After getting some hands-on time with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite at E3 this year, some fans have come away critical of the way Dante and Chun-Li are drawn in the game.
Chun-Li looks like a doll, but not in a good way
Social media is filling up with complaints about how the two Capcom characters look in the fighting game. Several Twitter users are pointing out that Chun-Li looks too much like a baby doll. Considering that she is originally from Capcom’s Street Fighter series, it certainly is strange that she looks like a doll. She was the first female fighter in the series, and it’s hard to image why Capcom made her look like a doll. In fact, from some angles in the game, she looks a lot like Barbie.
Oh, I knew it. MvCI Chun-li face resembles baby dolls :P pic.twitter.com/0KFVy3cjhv
— Gatoray (@gatoray_kof) June 13, 2017
After all, Chun-Li may be a woman, but she’s still very tough, and according to Fandom, she has historically been known for having very muscular thighs. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, she still wears the blue and gold modified qipao, a type of dress that was popular in China in the early part of the 1900s. She also still has the classic “ox horns” hairstyle, which was a popular hairstyle for Chinese girls.
The only big problem social media users seem to have with how Chun-Li looks is her face. Aside from the baby doll appearance, she doesn’t look very Chinese, and she’s missing part of her eyebrows. Looking back through the evolution of Chun-Li’s appearance through the various games she has been in, it’s easy to see why Capcom and Street Fighter fans are so upset with what the game maker has done to her face.
Dante just looks crazed
In addition to Chun-Li, social media users are also bashing the way Dante from the Devil May Cry franchise looks. This tweet compares Dante from Devil May Cry 4 on the PlayStation 3 to the way he looks in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
Dante on late-PS4 in Marvel VS Capcom compared to early-PS3 Devil May Cry 4.
What happened? pic.twitter.com/0YIqj9uSzb
— Charles Lai (@comtar) June 13, 2017
It’s hard to describe exactly what’s wrong here, other than to say that he just looks a bit crazed in the eyes, while the Dante from Devil May Cry 4 has a sort of smoldering good looks. Some social media users compared the Dante from Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to Steve Buscemi, who is widely known for the strange deaths of the characters he plays and for his crooked teeth, which he refuses to fix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reason he refuses all help to fix his teeth is because they have enabled him to be uniquely qualified for the lowers he often plays on the big screen.
The social media comments about Dante in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite can basically be summed up by saying that people just think he looks like a strange and ugly version of himself.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is set to launch in the fall, so the developers have some time to fix the way Dante and Chun-Li look. Clearly, social media users are hoping they do.