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Sir Arthur


Arthur is the protagonist of the Ghosts 'n Goblins series (known as Makaimura in Japan). Arthur made his debut in the first installment of the series, titled Ghosts 'n Goblins, which was originally released in arcades on September 19th, 1985. The main Ghosts 'n Goblins series contains 7 games, and Arthur is the protagonist in each one.

Sir Arthur is a valiant knight faced with fending off legions of the undead and various other supernatural creatures. He is the protector and ultimate rescuer of his beloved, Princess Guinevere (who goes by Prin-Prin in some translations). He has rescued the princess from the demon king Astaroth on numerous occasions. Firebrand is one of his many monstrous enemies. Arthur's main weapon is a lance but can also use a variety of medieval weapons and shields.

Arthur makes cameo appearances in a variety of Capcom games. He starred in his own mini-game in SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium. Arthur was also a playable character in the multi-directional shooter game, Cannon Spike, where he fights from inside a giant golden robot armed with a gunlance.
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Marvel Vs. Capcom (assist character)

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SNK Vs. Capcom: Card fighters Clash, Card fighters Clash 2, Card fighters Clash DS, SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (Mini Game), Namco X Capcom, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

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Page Updated:  Mar. 7th, 2023

Ghosts 'n Goblins... one of my favorite arcade games when I was growing up. :) Arthur debuted in the fighting game universe as a really cool and unexpected assist character in MVC1. His role in MVC3 is pretty much a replacement for Mega Man. That said, he comes up a bit short (no pun intended), since those are some mighty big shoes to fill (literally)! lol. 

In MVC3, Arthur resembles his Ultimate G&G appearance, which in my opinion isn't as "cool" as some of his others. I really wish they would've made him look more like his MVC1 incarnation. I thought the MVC "re-design" was particularly badass, notably his proportions and the way his armor looks. Anyhow, in MVC3, he's still faithful to his original design and has tons of moves & mannerisms from G&G. It's also pretty epic how he can't dash in MVC3 and how his jumps are so "floaty". In some ways he doesn't seem to fit in with the MVC3 cast, but he does his job as one of the "height-challenged" character in the game. lol.

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