Magneto's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Suit is Again a Royal Pain for Spain

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About six years ago, Marvel needed to give Magneto a uniform befitting a head of state for his appearance in The Pulse: House of M Special. It was, as that image above suggests, a straight copy of the duds King Juan Carlos wears as World's Most Interesting Man Captain General of the Armies. The royal house protested to Marvel, there was an apology and a resolution, and that was allegedly that.

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Well, like all great comic book clashes, this one has returned when everyone least expected it. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has included Magneto in that uniform as one of the skins in its downloadable content offerings, which began on Tuesday. And so, again, Zarzuela Palace has to get involved and ask the purveyors of such vulgar arts to stop appropriating royal symbols for sale to the masses.

The royal house has contacted Koch Media, the game's distributor in Spain, to warn that the depiction may infringe copyright. I'm not sure how this works, exactly, as the uniform will be available by digital distribution, not physical media (at least for now.) Koch Media responded by saying that the uniform has not been explicitly said to be a copy of King Juan Carlos' official garb. But it seems like Capcom saw it in the 2005 special, asked to use it, and no one at Marvel remembered what a foofaraw it caused.

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Magneto in this uniform will be available on Dec. 20, Heraldo reports. Capcom could not be reached for comment.

Royal Palace Asks Magneto to Stop Dressing Like the King [Heraldo, translated to English by Google. h/t Victor]


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Wow, reminds me of a post I just made .. (shown as follows, and if the image doesn't show here is the url for it ... )

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Just noticed this. I mocked up a side by side comparison of the logo for the band Six O'clock Saints with the new Rainbow 6: patriots logo.

The similarity is uncanny, almost as if the marketing team behind the logo design of Rainbow six saw this and said to themselves, "This is perfect! How can we change it enough to make it our own? I got it! Where did the splatter come from? .... a GUN!! Brilliant!"

The font type is obvious, but the color (!) and the roughed up look ... I mean, Jesus!

I wouldn't be so up in arms about this if I hadn't read in Gameinformer about the "cool new logo" being created .. they mean blatantly ripped off.

*note that the band's logo is over four years old ....