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Shadow Lady
ShadowLady
Shadow Lady's portrait in Marvel vs. Capcom.
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Full Name Shadow Lady
Birthdate Unknown[1]
Birthplace Shadaloo[1]
Height 169cm[1]
Weight Secret[1]
Blood Type Unknown[1]
Likes Justice[1]
Dislikes M. Bison, running out of battery[1]
Measurements (Bust, Waist, Hip)
Fighting Style Chinese martial arts mixed with mechanical moves created by Shadaloo

Shadow Lady (シャドウレディ Shadō Redi?) is a hidden character from the Marvel vs. Capcom series who appear in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. She is a alternate form of Chun-Li who was captured by M. Bison and altered the same way as Charlie Nash. However, she was not enhanced with Psycho Power like Shadow, only gaining mechanical parts that enhance her mobility and power. Shortly after her remodeling, she regained her memory and ran away from Shadaloo, joining Shadow to fight against evil.[1]

BiographyEdit

Appearance Edit

Shadow Lady wears the same clothes as her original counterpart, but her clothes are dark blue with glowing golden details. Her alternate color is pink with green details.

Story Edit

Chun Li's ending hinted that M. Bison intended to alter her in the same way as Charlie. M. Bison, who had been looking for a new test subject for creating a super soldier for Shadaloo after Shadow fled, found this in his arch-enemy Chun-Li.

Chun-Li is captured and turned into a cyborg/robot brainwashed and programmed to obey M. Bison. After being cyberized, she struggles with having both a robotic side that's programmed to mindlessly obey Shadaloo's orders, and her re-emergent human side.

Many of Chun-Li's original attacks are replaced with a veritable arsenal of high-tech weaponry, including drills, plasma laser beams, an electric shield and homing/heat-seeking missiles, all contained within her robotic shell. Being a cyborg, it's speculated that Shadaloo equipped Shadow Lady with advanced sensors such as enemy scanners, threat analysis/counter-measure programs, facial recognition software, and an auto-targeting system inside of her, as well as other numerous scanning, homing and radar sensor suites.

In Chun-Li's ending, M. Bison captures her and "welcomes" her to Shadaloo, but Shadow appears and saves her before anything happens. Whether this means her existence in-game is simply a "what-if" character or not is uncertain.

When confronted as a CPU opponent, Shadow Lady appears together with Bison, who floats behind her and orders her to go forth and show the world Shadaloo's true power. In her ending, however, she appears working together with Shadow, indicating she has also broken free from Bison's control.

Shadow Lady shares the same defeat animation with Chun-Li, although there is a difference between the two. Whereas Chun-Li lays unconscious for the remainder of the match, Shadow Lady starts to malfunction/short-circuit and explodes after a few seconds (being a robot, she may have been programmed to short out and self-destruct if defeated).

Shadow Lady's ending in the game also showed a similar fate befalling fellow Capcom hero Jin Saotome. She sees Jin's still barely alive, and Shadow states that only cybernation can save him now. The screen then goes white, and when it fades back Jin is seen alone, standing in place with a darker, Shadow-like palette and with his right hand turned into a drill. Jin then questions if he's alive.

GameplayEdit

The gameplay of Shadow Lady is in parts very similar to that of Chun-Li, players can use the Infinity Leg (a version of the Hyakuretsukyaku), Sky Counter Crash (Hazanshu) and some unique attacks such as Yosokyaku, Wall Jump, Kakukyakuraku and Reishiki Kikouken.

Shadow Lady is a darker palette swap of Chun-Li with glowing gold accents, but unlike Shadow, who retains almost the same moveset as his original self, Shadow Lady plays almost entirely different from Chun-Li. Though both Chun-Li and Shadow Lady share some of the same moves and unique attacks, Shadow Lady possess a number of her own moves that display her cyborg/robotic nature, such as large drills instead of hands and missile launched off her body. She has the Rainbow Missile, three missiles fired from her back, the Miracle Drill, an attack that turns her hands into a drill to attack the opponent and the Plasma Barrier, a shield made of electricity.

Shadow Lady also has own unique attacks such as the Triple Jump and Air Dash, which she is capable of due to having compact Vernier thrusters on her soles.[1] In addition to her Hyper Combos, Big Bang Laser, a giant energy laser, the Galaxy Missile, a series of missiles that Shadow Lady shoots towards the opponent and the Final Mission, a move she shares with Shadow.

Special MovesEdit

  • Infinity Leg: Shadow Lady's version of the Hyakuretsukyaku.
  • Sky Counter Crash: Shadow Lady's version of the Hazan Shu.
  • Miracle Drill (ミラクルドリル Mirakuru Doriru): Shadow Lady dashes forward with her hands turned into a large drill, striking the opponent twice.
  • Triple Jump (トリプルジャンプ Toripuru Janpu): Shadow Lady will make a super jump three times larger than a normal jump.
  • Air Dash (エアダッシュ Ea Dasshu): Shadow Lady will make an air dash walking the entire screen in the air. Can be used to get away from the opponent in the air, and for combo possibilities.
  • Rainbow Missile: Shadow Lady bows and shoots three homing missiles from her back aimed at the opponent.
  • Plasma Barrier (プラズマバリアー Purazuma Bariā): Shadow Lady stands and generates a field of electricity around her. Mashing buttons allows for the field to stay longer.

Hyper CombosEdit

  • Big Bang Laser: Shadow Lady gleams and then shoots a large laser beam from her hands.
  • Galaxy Missile: Shadow Lady gleams, then bows and releases a large number of homing missiles at the enemy.
  • Final Mission: Identical to Shadow's Level 3 Hyper, Shadow Lady will rush forward and attempt to kick the enemy upward. If she connects, she follows up with an aerial 15 hit combo behind a completely whited-out screen, not unlike the Shun Goku Satsu. 

Trivia Edit

  • A Shadaloo-brainwashed incarnation of Chun-Li appeared in the Street Fighter II V anime series. Though unconfirmed, this brainwashed form may have served as the inspiration for Shadow Lady.
  • Shadow Lady received a profile in the Street Fighter V encyclopedia site in September 2016, the day after Shadow. The bio states her drills are made of an alloy of "Light Ceramical Titanium", the Japanese name of "Ceratanium", a special material featured in the Mega Man series.

Gallery Edit

Sprite Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Extra Edition: Shadow Lady

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