Brutal Vale Tudo Fighter
An overwhelmingly powerful fighter that uses Vale Tudo. Despite being at odds with King over the death of Armor King, the two eventually found friendship in the midst of their conflict. After receiving information that an Armor King look-a-like has boarded a ship bound for the Antarctic, Marduk also begins his journey to the South Pole.
Voice: Yasuhiro Mamiya, TJ Storm
|Stamina||Fwd Walk||Back Walk|
|Wake Up Hammer||(while lying face-down)|
|Wake Up Sweep||(while lying face-down)|
|Rolling Back Chop|
|Revolving Trap Kick|
|Left Right Gut Check|
|Kong Shoulder Impact|
|Northern Lights Suplex|
|Double Leg Takedown|
|— Mount Mongolian Chop|
|— Mount Ankle Toss|
|Combination Back Toss|
Marduk’s movelist seems to be based on denying the opponent options; with an armored normal in the Rolling Back Chop, two different specials that allow Marduk to position his opponent and a good ground-to-air throw, good Marduk players will quickly control the space around them and their opponent. Has surprisingly good cross-ups for someone Marduk’s size with j.MK, as well as a very ambiguous j.HP, if a little trickier to time. In addition, his standing normals have unbelievable range. Many of his other normals, namely cr.HP and j.HK, are very reminiscent of attacks from SF3′s Alex.
Marduk is one of the few unlucky characters not to have any good options against projectiles. His best bet is the Rolling Back Chop, which negates a fireball with its armor, but Marduk still takes recoverable damage from it, and by the time it takes Marduk to swing that big fist of his around, the opponent has already recovered from the fireball and dashed out of the way, ready to throw another projectile. It makes for a good option with the opponent backed into a corner, which luckily Marduk will have less trouble than most setting up, but in open space it’s not very reliable.
Marduk is very non-Pandora friendly, with many of his EX attacks and his Super taking much more time, and all only delivering damage at the last instant. His Super in particular eats up all eight seconds of Pandora, making it unusable. If you want to turn neon, Marduk is better as the sacrifice.