7 Injustice 2 Characters That We Want to See in the Roster
NetherRealm Studios really outdid themselves with Injustice: Gods Among Us. The chance to fight as the most prominent heroes and villains of the DC universe was simply too good to pass up for any comic-book fan and gamer.
A little less horrific than the studio’s first game— the Mortal Kombat reboot, Injustice provided a characters and a story as fun and fantastically ludicrous as only a comic book video game can provide. Now, as we pass the middle of 2016 (yes, already!), a new video game title has been announced: Injustice 2.
The seemingly darker sequel to the 2013 video game. For those who enjoyed Injustice, you’ve plenty of reasons to get excited for this, not least of all, the new roster you and your gaming partner will be able to choose from. As of yet, there’s little information about the available characters, other than Supergirl, Superman, Batman and Aquaman as wel as Gorilla Grodd and Atrocitus. So who are you hoping will show up to fight in Injustice 2? Here’s a list of some of the DC characters who might make fantastic champions in the new Injustice video game.
The founding members of the Justice League were the obvious stars of the video game, but some of the characters belonged to a different group: The Titans. We saw Cyborg and Raven done well and now we hope that NetherRealm will include the rest of them, like Starfire, the alien princess who can shoot huge blasts of energy from her hands and shake entire cities with a punch. She might be a lesser known character compared to the likes of Batman and Superman, but her inclusion would definitely make sense in a game that pits all powerful beings against one another, plus, she was already mentioned in the Injustice comics, so why not include her in the Injustice 2 roster?
Speaking of the Titans, Beast Boy, or Changeling, as he is sometimes called, was also included in the comics although in them, he died. Seeing as how it was a comic book, and he’d make a fantastic fighting character, his death in the storyline shouldn’t matter. Just bring Beast Boy back to life and let us pummel our opponents as mammoths and killer whales.
There were quite a few characters from Batman’s rogues gallery included in the first game, among them were Joker, Harley Quinn, and (of all people) Bane. A seductive, powerful, agrokinetic villain would be a force to be reckoned with in a game like Injustice. Giant plants would burst forth from the ground to poison, strangle, or devour her opponents. It would be beautiful and violently satisfying at the same time.
Seeing as how there are quite a few of the Dark Knight’s foes already, how about one belonging to Superman? Doomsday is a fun enough character— punching your opponent through the Earth itself in the span of three seconds will never grow old, but there are more worthy villains to choose from, which is something to consider when you’re designing a fighting game featuring a superhero as ridiculously powerful as Superman. Metallo for instance, has great powers: he can absorb any metallic object and morph weapons from his limbs, all the while powered by his kryptonite heart. He’s quite literally, a soulless killing machine and would be a great addition to the Injustice 2 roster.
Arguably Superman’s greatest enemy, Darkseid has also appeared in the Injustice comics, hiring the bounty hunter Lobo, who appears as a DLC character for the video game. Darkseid is one of the DC universe’s most powerful characters. He’s immortal, super strong, super fast, and he can fire omega beams from his eyes and hands which can completely erase someone from existence, or resurrect them, depending on whether or not he feels like being a massive pr*ck.
One of Wonder Woman’s foes (in the New 52 comics), Cheetah (Barbara Ann Minerva) was an archaeologist turned hunter when the Goddess of the Hunt possessed her body, turning her into a humanoid cheetah warrior with super-strength, speed, and senses. Not at all what you’d expect from a human/animal hybrid of any kind, Cheetah can take on anyone in the Justice League. She is possessed by a goddess after all. She’d definitely be a fun character to play with. Sure you might argue that they already had/have Catwoman, but she’s just a human. Cheetah is basically a deity in human form. Also, wouldn’t you rather a ferocious feline shredding your opponent rather than a mortal woman in a cat costume trying to seduce them as part of their super move?
Where to begin with this unique superhero? If you follow the New 52 comics, Firestorm is actually two people, Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch. The former being the strong jock type, while the latter is the brainier one of the pair. Their powers as Firestorm include controlling atomic and sub-atomic structures in both organic and inorganic material, meaning he can regenerate limbs, shapeshift, or create new objects with his mind, similarly to Green Lantern, except for his creations will remain unless he wills it away. Those abilities would make for some epic battles in a video game.
As with any comic book publisher, there are plenty of other characters, both heroes and villains, in the DC universe, most of which could be interesting if included in the roster for the Injustice sequel. For now however, aside from just hoping for your favourite character to show up, you’ll just have to wait for NetherRealm Studios to reveal their roster.