SonSon is a little monkey girl who made her fighting game debut in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. She is the granddaughter of another Capcom character (also named SonSon) who starred in the classic 1984 Capcom arcade game, SonSon. In the 1984 game, SonSon embarks on a mission to find out why her village was struck by an unknown illness. Sonson and her grandfather are both based on Sun Wukong, the main character of the Chinese novel Journey to the West. 

Several of Sonson's attacks in MVC2 are derived from that series, such as the size-changing bo staff, Wukong's ability to replicate himself using the hairs of his body, or SonSon trying to cook her opponent in the Shinka Hakke Jin and turn them into sake.
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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2



Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  June 23rd, 2022

Say what you will about SonSon not being a useful or competitively viable character in MVC2 (which is mostly true)... but I think Capcom's re-imagined SonSon design is clever and actually pretty damn cool. She's cute, charmingly annoying, and her funny personality is portrayed vividly in the game. Perhaps most importantly, SonSon's animations and special moves in MVC2 are executed incredibly well. Once again, Capcom's 2D animators did an outstanding job.

Some MVC2 players might've actually forgotten how cool of a character SonSon is (I even forgot she was in the game a few times)... but if you're creative, SonSon makes a great addition to any low-tier MVC2 team. At the least, I'm definitely glad Capcom branched out of the "Street Fighter & Darkstalkers realm" to include an obscure classic character from an old Capcom game. Not to mention, she's an epic and hilarious homage to Sun Wukong. On a side note: Don't you dare miss her awesome TFG animations pages below. ;)


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