Because this is already starting to pop up in individual character threads, I figure I’ll nip it in the bud and get some information up.
The tiering in Marvel is only definitive at the top of the list, mostly because only about 15 characters have been used competitively in tournament level match-ups. Generally people break the tiers into God, Top, Mid and Low.
This is in no particular order. There’s no question, these are the best characters in the game. In terms of control of angles, setups to bread and butter combos available from all situations, the best DHCs, easiest Guard Breaks, and best comeback ability.
300% OFF OF 1 HIT TIER**
I considered dropping IM to Top Tier because of the considerably harder execution required, but any character that can make you watch them kill your whole team from 1 hit is probably one of the top 5 characters in the game.
If the top 5 characters weren’t in the game these would be the new God Tier. They have the tools to win, but the number of their effective teams is smaller, and/or they have less mobility, take more damage, require super meter, and their gameplay options are less broad.
MID TIER or ASSIST TIER**
Psy and CapCom are found on so many winning teams that they may as well be God Tier. Since the idea is to never have to play these characters on point at high-level play, it’s difficult to place them.
If you don’t see a particular character in the above Tiers, then that character is Low Tier. Within Low Tier, yes, there are certain characters that have slight advantages over others, but the difference is much less pronounced. If you remove the God and Top Tier characters, the game has a surprisingly level playing field. Any character/team can win within low-tier.
Low Tier Marvel has never had the spotlight, hopefully since its the only playable aspect of XBL Marvel, that will change.