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Injustice: Gods Among Us 2: 5 Must Have New Characters

If the fighting game does get a sequel, these characters NEED to be playable. Sorry, but the Condiment King didn't make the cut!

A sequel to the very awesome fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us is allegedly on the way, and we can't help but wonder which new playable DC characters it'll include.This is obviously pure speculation, but why not have a little fun making a wish list, right? And no, Darkseid isn't on the list. Yes, playing as him would rock and we hope they'll give us that option, but someone that epic should need to be unlocked after completing the game or something similar to that (yes, we know he's in the mobile version, but that hardly counts). Obviously, several characters from the first game need to return (with some new moves, of course), but here are five more heroes and villains we believe should be available from the start or at least unlockable shortly after beginning the story mode.

BLACK CANARY

Dinah Lance is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and, thanks to her canary cry, she has projectile capabilities. So, that begs a question: how is she not playable? It's not like she isn't a popular character, either. Not only are there plenty of fans of her comic appearances, but she's also well-known thanks to her role in the former animated shows and even Arrow (well, she's technically not Dinah in that, but the idea is there). As far as I can recall, Black Canary didn't have any kind of role in the first video game and she's only making her presence known in this alternate timeline through Tom Taylor's digital comic (which we cannot recommend enough, by the way). Unless it's eventually revealed that she dies in the pages of the comics (because those events take place before the first game's story), there's really no good reason why she isn't playable. Come on, you can't have a fighting game without her! She's sporting some serious skill and her canary cry will offer some impactful ranged and radial moves.

RED HOOD

Yeah, I know many of you don't want additional Batman characters added to the roster, but really, Jason Todd as Red Hood feels tailor-made for a fighting game! Not only can he hold his own in unarmed combat, but he also tends to have a variety of weapons at his disposal. Tasers, small explosives, knives, pistols, grappling lines, etc. There's a ton of possibilities with Todd and the variety of short to long range attacks could make him a very balanced -- and not to mention downright cool -- person to use. We already know these kinds of weapons can make a character fun to play as (see Mortal Kombat's Stryker), so there's no good reason why they couldn't dish out some exciting combos and attacks with Todd. Plus, that means we could potentially get Todd in his Batman costume from Battle for the Cowl. And let's be honest here: who out there wouldn't want to see a skilled Dick Grayson player vs. a skilled Jason Todd player?

VIXEN

Also a good option: Tattooed Man.

When an individual can call upon the strongest attribute of a specific animal, the possibilities for excellent combos and special attacks seems unlimited. Many characters tend to specialize in just a few things, but Vixen could be one of the most balanced fighters out there. She could charge across the screen with the speed of a Cheetah or slam someone against a wall with the force of an elephant. And if developers are concerned over her popularity, it shouldn't be that big of an issue since Vixen played a decent role in the very rad Justice League Unlimited. But really, the concern should be over making distinct and thrilling characters. When it comes to that objective, Vixen most definitely fits the bill and there's so much they could accomplish with this fighter. Seriously, she could have a ridiculous awesome super move, too. It may not send someone to the moon or create a crater, but it could string together a crazy amount of unique moves.

ATROCITUS

Yes, there's already two lanterns in the game, but that hardly means they're identical. And Atrocitus? Well, the big dude absolutely has what it takes to be a powerful combatant that feels different than the competition. He could dish out savage melee attacks and honestly, who wouldn't want to spew rage plasma at their enemies? Atrocitus is one formidable alien and battling as him has the potential to be a really, really good time. To top it off, they could use an alternate costume or two to turn him into a different Red Lantern. There's legitimate choices like Bleez or even Skallox (or perhaps Razer for my fellow Green Lantern: The Animated Series fans), but how hilarious would it be to unleash all of his epic moves with a Dex-Starr alternate skin?

BLACK MANTA

First and foremost, Aquaman needs a villain in the game. Using Arthur Curry is a real treat (easily my favorite character to use), so it's only fair to have him face-off against an equally exhilarating nemesis. There's quite a few options that come to mind, but Black Manta seems like a stellar choice and could be every bit as fun to control as the Atlantean. The game needs characters who can hold their own from anywhere on the screen, and Black Manta has no issue with that. Up close, he can pull off some vicious moves as he slices and dices with bladed weapons or he could even fire a wider energy blast at the ground in front of him. At a distance, he can release a more concentrated blast of energy or throw a variety of piercing weapons. This guy seems like a perfect fit for the game and it would be a serious mistake to overlook him.

5 Honorable Mentions: Poison Ivy, Demon Knight, Plastic Man, Katana, Swamp Thing

Agree? Disagree? Be sure to let us know who's in your "5 new playable characters" wish list below.

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Posted by flazam

I like these choices

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Swamp Thing seems like a no brainer to me.

Posted by CantDance93

I think Swamp Thing and Animal Man would be cool.

Posted by SupBatz

Absolutely Black Canary. Manta would be fun too. And while the others are cool and all, there are characters I'd rather see.

Posted by TobenRacicot

Totally Black Manta and Captain Cold.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@supbatz said:

Absolutely Black Canary. Manta would be fun too. And while the others are cool and all, there are characters I'd rather see.

Which 3 would you prefer?

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Edited by Vitalius

I liked the list.

Posted by BR_Havoc

How about Big Barda with an assist from Mr. Miracle in her super.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Mongul would also be a good choice

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

@br_havoc: Don't forget Orion. Seriously I REALLY want to see Orion in the next one..................... Also Lady Shiva and Brainiac.

Posted by NightFang

Black Canary, Black Manta, Katana and Swamp Thing must be in the next game!

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Edited by dagmar_merrill

Red Hood? Not feeling it.

I personally would want, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Spectere, Firestorm and Booster Gold.

Maybe even Metamorpho...

Edit: I'd also love Wildcat!

Edited by Akindoodle

@br_havoc said:

How about Big Barda with an assist from Mr. Miracle in her super.

Oh God, yes please! BC and Vixen get a yes from me too. And come on, Plastic Man would be hilarious. He definitely deserves a role

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Excellent choices. Especially Manta and Canary.

He's some ideas for alt skins:

  • Bizarro for Superman
  • Professor Zoom for Flash
  • Robin for Nightwing
  • Maybe Cassandra or Stephanie for Batgirl
  • Arsenal/Red Arrow for Green Arrow
Posted by dagmar_merrill

And Darkseid on the Mobile game is awesome sauce. :D

Edited by judasnixon

Posted by daredevil21134

All great choices!! Go Jason Todd!!! Give Jason his All Blades

Posted by 2cool4fun

We also need at least 1 flash villain.

Posted by micah

Give us Orion!!!!!!

Posted by derf_jenkins

Jonah Hex!

Posted by stu

captain atom

Posted by highaccuser

I wouldn't mind some jsa characters.

Posted by dccomics1

I would love to see Black Canary and Atrocitus in the next one, but I'd like Firestorm, Lady Shiva, and Starfire.

Posted by Captain13

Vixen is a great choice! I'd like to throw in Blue Beetle and Firestorm as well.

Posted by Dogofwarorion

Orion would be perfect for the game, plus he had a cameo in the first game

Posted by Maddpanda531

I'd be happy with literally anyone. It could even be the Brown Bomber, for all I care. As long as NetherRealm Studios is making it and if it's anything like the first one, it will be one hell of a quality fighting game.

Posted by RDClip

I just want Power Girl to be in it.

Posted by ShadowX

My five would be

Batwoman

Black Canary

Vixen

Lady shiva( or Cassandra Cain)

Big Barda

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

After Redhood no more Batman characters.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

B'ox

Mogo (How much fun would that be :D??)

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

1. We need to switch out Hawkgirl for Hawkman

2. How about Grifter instead of Red Hood?

Posted by RigorMortis

Animal Man, Swamp Thing, or get out.

Posted by derf_jenkins

Mister Terrific maybe too.

Edited by saoakden

I would like to see Calvin Rose or William Cobb, maybe the Crime Syndicate, Brainiac, Supergirl or Superboy, Komodo or Merlyn, Captain Cold, Helspont, H'el, Darkseid playable on consoles, Reverse Flash, Andrew Bennett, & one of the other Robins. I know it's a lot but if at least two of them are playable, I'm happy. I can't really see the Crime Syndicate being their own character but maybe as a costume. If there is an article about which costumes would be cool to have in Injustice 2, there is a number of costumes I would love to see.

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@k4tzm4n said:

@supbatz said:

Absolutely Black Canary. Manta would be fun too. And while the others are cool and all, there are characters I'd rather see.

Which 3 would you prefer?

Off of the top of my head:

1. Black Canary

2. Firestorm

3. Swamp Thing (or Poison Ivy)

4. Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)

5. Beast Boy (I agree that it would be cool to have an animal-powered hero on the roster, but I'd rather turn into the animals than just use their strengths/abilities. Vixen would be my second choice though, followed by Animal Man. We definitely should get one of them)

Honorable mention to Black Manta (we could get some great gameplay out of him), Doctor Fate (or any magic user, really; if they choose to use Zatanna once again I'd be cool with it), Katana (make full use of that sword!), and Clayface (who I bet could get a lot of great moves).

Posted by Outside_85

Honestly, it's 5 characters I wouldn't care if they appeared or not... and in Manta's case; I'd only want to see him he received a major redesign out of that stupid helmet.

Posted by RigorMortis

Or Beast boy, or Deadman, or the Question, or Doctor Fate, or literally everyone else ever.

Posted by fallbrigade

Dr. Fate would be awesome.

Black Canary is a no brainer, I'm positive she'll show up in the next game. Swamp Thing interests me, that'd be cool.

Edited by Delphic

Posted by Spider-Man

Black Canary

Swamp Thing

Ambush Bug

Blue Beetle

Atrocitus

Posted by MrTummyTumms

I'd like to see

-Dr. Fate

-Black Manta

-Red Hood

-Darkseid

-Grifter

Posted by GraniteSoldier
  1. Black Canary (agreed, no brainer)
  2. Supergirl
  3. Swamp Thing
  4. Captain Atom
  5. Perhaps Kyle Rayner as the White Lantern?
Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

Not a bad list but i'd say no to Red Hood being in the game the main problem with Injustice was lack of diversity in powers we need some more diverse different powers up in here since i don't see Marvel making an X-Men fighting game anytime soon. We need Beast Boy,Blue Beetle, Atom, Agree with your Black Canary and Manta, Maybe more Lanterns if they give us different things to create, Star Fire, Swamp Thing,Power Girl trying to think of more DC characters with a more diverse power set.

Posted by The_Comebacks

Blue Beetle

Posted by NukeA6

I'd rather not see another Lantern and I also like that one suggestion for Grifter instead of Red Hood. If anything, I hope the next Injustice has much better animation and fluid combat. And I also hope it's more of an Elseworlds' story rather than the JLA vs. Crime Syndicate again because that has been done enough times.

Posted by Justthatkid

Black Manta

Firestorm

Capt. Cold

Cheetah

Posted by CitizenJP

Give me:

- Black Manta

- Doctor Fate

- Swamp Thing

- Animal Man

- Dead Man

Posted by TheDJRedVelvet

Beast Boy and Star Fire, it'd be nice to have all the Teen Titan GO! team

And have all the Costume designs by person/team that did Flash Point and Young Justice the animated movie and series, respectively. Think it was by Phil Bourassa.............I think.

Posted by imredjimmy

Great choices!

Edited by TheLaughingFish

Doctor Fate

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