On December 20th X-men arch enemy and metal bending mutant Erik Lehnsherr, better known by the name Magneto, will be given a new character skin for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. These new duds of his has the nation of Spain pissed off.
According to Spanish reports, Zarzuela Palace and the royal house may seek a lawsuit if game company Capcom releases their latest DLC next month. Based on his appearance in The Pulse: House of M Special Magneto’s royal gear nearly matches that of King Juan Carlos. As king, and Captain General of the Armies, this look is his part of his royal appearance and worn for special occasions. You just can’t make a copy of it and have nobody notice.
Koch Media, the game’s distributor in Spain, has been warned that the depiction may infringe on the copyright of the royal figurehead, but this is a strange case. Usually, a lawsuit like this can only be done for physical products and the uniform worn in game is a digital production of the king’s royal dress. Capcom has refused to comment on this yet, but maybe they never even noticed the mistake. For all we know their copyright police were off on a donut run at the time.
The look between the two is almost uncanny though, just look at the medals and that shitty looking wallpaper. The only difference is that Magneto has a chin of Bruce Campbell proportions and you can’t copy that.