Injustice: GAU is a Total Sausagefest

Seriously. I'm not much of an activist, but out of the twenty-four confirmed characters, a whopping SIX of them are girls. We get Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Raven, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Killer Frost. Seriously? While we are getting both Captain Marvel AND Black Adam, we can't get any more girls up in this? I generally like playing as female characters and my options are incredibly slim here.

I mean, seriously - Ares has a part in this. What about Cheetah or Circe? They would be awesome and they're much better WW villains than boring-ass Ares. What about Starfire? We already have Cyborg and Raven, why not an awesomely designed, flight-and-energy-attacks-based tamaranean princess? What about Mera?

Now, I'll admit, tossing in Killer Frost instead of someone like Mr. Freeze or Captain Cold was nice of them (anyone know if Jennifer Hale is portraying her? That would make my day). But c'mon guys. An 18-6 ratio is really not acceptable. And the DLC's all seem to be men so far too.

Again, I'm not much of an activist. And this is less of a "zomg women's rights" thing, and more of a "c'mon guys, female characters" kind of thing. I'd just really like a little variety.

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Posted by wildvine

@joygirl Ivy would have been a nice addition.

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Edited by Ravager4

@wildvine: We need fewer Bat characters, not more. There are plenty of other female characters not associated with Batman that could be used, honestly.

Posted by LaserLambert

You forgot Hawkgirl

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@joygirl said:

Seriously. I'm not much of an activist, but out of the twenty-four confirmed characters, a whopping FIVE of them are girls. We get Wonder Woman, Raven, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Killer Frost. Seriously? While we are getting both Captain Marvel AND Black Adam, we can't get any more girls up in this? I generally like playing as female characters and my options are incredibly slim here.

I mean, seriously - Ares has a part in this. What about Cheetah or Circe? They would be awesome and they're much better WW villains than boring-ass Ares. What about Starfire? We already have Cyborg and Raven, why not an awesomely designed, flight-and-energy-attacks-based tamaranean princess? What about Mera?

Now, I'll admit, tossing in Killer Frost instead of someone like Mr. Freeze or Captain Cold was nice of them (anyone know if Jennifer Hale is portraying her? That would make my day). But c'mon guys. A 19-5 ratio is really not acceptable. And the DLC's all seem to be men so far too.

Again, I'm not much of an activist. And this is less of a "zomg women's rights" thing, and more of a "c'mon guys, female characters" kind of thing. I'd just really like a little variety.

Ed Boon says its a popularity contest and they dont want to do redundant characters. Starfire was one of the winners of the dlc poll so we'll probably be seeing her. they basically gave Aquaman Mera's power set by allowing him the full power of the trident. Black Adam's ass only got in as a full character because he's a fave villain of Ed's fave hero Shazam and people were begging, its a similar situation with Sinestro (Hal's most well known archfoe). yeah, pretty f&*cking douchey. the DLC images are shadows and ed is a troll so they could just be placeholders to mislead people. hopefully we'll be seeing more females (AND MARTIAN MANHUNTER) soon in dlc.

Posted by wildvine

@ravager4 said:

We need fewer Bat characters, not more. There are plenty of other female characters not associated with Batman that could be used, honestly.

Fair enough. I don't know the full cast to be honest, and was pitching a strong female character. Yes I love her, but the point stands. Okay, why have Ravager then? Shes a great character, and she is, by definition, a she.

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Edited by Joygirl

You forgot Hawkgirl

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@avenging_x_bolt: Ed Boon is a stupidface. Honestly his name spelled backwards in Noob and he doesn't even realize it.

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Posted by Ravager4

@wildvine said:

@ravager4 said:

We need fewer Bat characters, not more. There are plenty of other female characters not associated with Batman that could be used, honestly.

Fair enough. I don't know the full cast to be honest, and was pitching a strong female character. Yes I love her, but the point stands. Okay, why have Ravager then? Shes a great character, and she is, by definition, a she.

Well come on, we know she won't be in it... she's never in anything outside of comics. Ever. But reasons, well, she'd be Deathstroke's counterpart without being redundant (come on, who doesn't want to use someone with a style focusing on dual swords? That could be seriously badass), and there isn't really anyone on the hero side of things that fits the mercenary mold that Deathstroke brings to the villains. If she could be part of some Teen Titans DLC that would be great... but I'm 99.9% positive she'd be snubbed, so, whatever.

Edited by LaserLambert

@joygirl: are you joking? His twitter is Noobde

he has a website Noob.com

and he named a character Noob Saibot (Tobias, Boon the two creators of MK)

Edited by Backflip

Females I'd be content with appearing

Poison Ivy

Circe

Cheetah

Vixen

Starfire

Zatanna

Katana

Posted by Joygirl

@laserlambert: Yes, he realizes it is Noob. But doesn't seem to realize what it means. Unless he is just mocking himself.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@joygirl said:

@laserlambert said:

You forgot Hawkgirl

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@avenging_x_bolt: Ed Boon is a stupidface. Honestly his name spelled backwards in Noob and he doesn't even realize it.

he knows it. he named a Mortal Kombat character after him a co-worker. Noob Saibot.

also Hawkgirl is voiced by Jennifer Hale in the game so KF might be is well. Tara Strong is pulling double duty (giggity) so i dont see why Jen cant.

Posted by wildvine

@ravager4 My comment was a typo sweetie. I meant to say "Why not" Sorry for the confusion. I am pro Ravager being in the game.

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Posted by Ravager4

@wildvine said:

@ravager4 My comment was a typo sweetie. I meant to say "Why not" Sorry for the confusion. I am pro Ravager being in the game.

oooh, okay

<3

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Ed is actually teasing Krypto as being playable dlc. he really just needs to stop the trolling now. its not funny anymore.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I can't say I'm surprised, but that doesn't stop me being annoyed about it.

We've got a similar situation with the line-up in "Avengers". 24 slots available, so far 13 men, 5 women, so even if the next 6 are revealed to be women, it still won't be even.

Hopefully at least 3 of those 6 will be women.

Posted by Joygirl

@v_scarlotte_rose: Honestly I don't even expect or need it to be an even half. But 1/3 would be respectable. 1/4 is unacceptable.

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@joygirl: Yeah 1/3 would be better.

The thing about the Avengers team is that Jonathan Hickman said:

"One of the first things we all agreed on is that the roster should look more like the world. So far we've seen the biggest and most iconic characters, but as we reach issues #7 and #8, we'll see more new characters and characters we're reviving or recreating. Eventually there will be 24 characters. 12 will be either female or minority characters."

So a good way to make the team look like the world would be to be fairly even with the sexes. If it's not even 1/3 I'll not be best pleased.

Edited by evilvegeta74

@joygirl : Nice title, lol !! I'm no female, I get where you're coming from. Aren't they trying to use characters from the Injustice GAU storyline for the game, or am I wrong?

Posted by Regal_Rumble_Man

Power Girl seems like a nice addition

Posted by Dernman

Much to do about nothing.

Edited by Joygirl

@evilvegeta74: More along the lines of "they're trying to use characters from the Injustice GAU game for the storyline".

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@joygirl : Nice title, lol !! I'm no female, I get where you're coming from. Aren't they trying to use characters from the Injustice GAU storyline for the game, or am I wrong?

wrong. the comic has no bearing on whose playable in he game. its the exact opposite.

Posted by Backflip

@regal_rumble_man: Power Girl won't play any different from Superman, so that's why I didn't include her.

Posted by Joygirl

Power Girl seems like a nice addition

I almost mentioned her, but she has a kryptonian power-set. It would be awkward.

Almost like having both Captain Marvel and Black Adam. -_-

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@backflip said:

@regal_rumble_man: Power Girl won't play any different from Superman, so that's why I didn't include her.

thats why Ed didnt include her either even though she won several polls apparently.

@joygirl said:

@regal_rumble_man said:

Power Girl seems like a nice addition

I almost mentioned her, but she has a kryptonian power-set. It would be awkward.

Almost like having both Captain Marvel and Black Adam. -_-

*sigh*

so much truth.

Edited by LaserLambert

1/4 of the roster is female, let's try to maintain perspective here;

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3: 48 characters total 11 female (4/24 for Marvel's side)

Street Fighter 4's final roster was 39, 8 of them female

they even went to lengths to please the female crowd by screwing Flash fans out of a villain by putting Killer Frost in, they put Hawkgirl in over Hawkman (even though there is also another reason for that), and Harley Quinn is in this for crying out loud.

@avenging_x_bolt said:

@backflip said:

@regal_rumble_man: Power Girl won't play any different from Superman, so that's why I didn't include her.

thats why Ed didnt include her either even though she won several polls apparently.

If by several you mean one, and that was taken quite a ways into development, sure it was quite a ways back now, but if they hadn't finalized their roster on paper by then, then they wouldn't be making video games...
Edited by Black_Claw

Well Starfire has a good chance of being one of the four DLC characters teased since she won in a poll.

Posted by consolemaster001

Ugh not another "not enough women !" rant. Anyways i would have preferred Captain Cold over killer frost. Having both captain marvel and black adam was stupid. Instead they could have had ztanna or Cassandra cain.

Posted by ccraft

if there was only 24 guys in the game then it would be a sausage fest. Theres also hope for female dlc

It could have been worst they could have made

Hawkman instead of Hawkgirl and Captain Cold instead of Killer Frost. I would have preferred that tbh.