Not that i’m supporting the crossver idea, cuz Time_Stop is right about the general trend of crossovers being a horrible concept. But since when do Ryu or Akuma need an external reason to fight? I’m sure Wolvie would be down to go a few rounds.
There’s just too many characters i think. The only ones that would work would be stuff unrelated to the VS games cuz those all have wayyyy too many characters. Something like a story about Psylocke and Cammy, or Guile and Nick Fury (or i guess Wolverine), or Ken and Tony Stark.
I dunno, it might be cool to have Ken’s and Tony’s companies develop some crazy AI technology with Tony’s technical genius behind the project and with Ken as the perfect model/test for the design. Then someone interferes (Rolento) and the project data falls into the hands of one of Iron Man’s villains and they gotta find a way to shut it down. Maybe they could even introduce someone else to help fight it, like Zangief? He’s pretty buff, can take a lot of punishment, doesn’t fight anything LIKE Ken (who the design is based on) and is always down for a battle. Maybe Guile could be involved at some point too. Maybe they are developing this technology under a US government contract and Guile’s been put in charge of overseeing it since he is a pretty good judge for what’s a good fighter. But that’s about the cast limit. Anything past that and it would get waaaaay too overcrowded.
There are so many ways to go wrong though. It really sucks that every crossover comic feels the need to have a villain team-up too. Most of the time they don’t even match. If villains from each side absolutely must be used, at least they can stay in character and do their part. Like one of IM’s villains hiring Rolento for a lot of money to do some mission and then get out of the picture.
The lamest thing ever is the 4-page resolution where every hero fights every villain in some dark alley and all the ends are tied up simultaneously. In the story above, Ken/IM would maybe spot Rolento and fight for a bit. But Rolento would get whatever he was after and escape. Then once the data is in the hands of whoever hired him, Rolento would be out of the picture so that the story maintains its course instead of splitting off into tangents.
Anyway, just random ideas i guess : )
I let myself get carried away imaging it all together.
Also, i obviously don’t know too much about IM supporting cast so i’m sure the Marvel to Capcom ratio would have to be adjusted slightly.