3 years ago (2015-10-05 10:43:38)

Top 5 DC Characters We Want In Injustice: Gods Among Us

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In fact it's being released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U on April 16th. If you don't already know, Injustice is a fighting game made by NetherRealm Studios, the same team behind the acclaimed Mortal Kombat reboot. Injustice is different from is similar to Mortal Kombat because it uses the same engine, but in this game DC heroes and villains such as those depicted above, duke it out. It's not just Mortal Kombat with DC characters thrown in, so I urge you all to give it a try, or at least try the demo.

Just a few days ago the complete Injustice roster was revealed with the last two characters being Killer Frost and Ares. Also, Ed Boon decreed that a DLC character will be revealed on Monday. So that got me thinking of what characters I'd like to see included in Injustice. I began to write but then with wisdom and inspiration from SierraFoxtrot the blog decided to turn it into a collaborative project. We sought out dedicated Mortal Kombat fans, DC fans, and fighting game fans and the results were amazing. So without further ado let's hear from the fellow collab writers and how they chose their list.

Each g1 in this collab wrote their own Top 5, and were asked to talk about how the character would play/fit in Injustice.

5) Captain Atom

I feel that this should be an obvious inclusion onto the Injustice roster. For those who haven't seen the amazing awesome Justice League cartoons, let me give you a quick rundown of this character. Framed for a crime that he did not commit (how many origin stories start off with that line?), Nathaniel Adam staved off execution by participating in a top-secret military experiment that would grant him a new metal body and a bevy of powers.

If Captain Atom was included in Injustice, he would be a part of Superman's Regime helping in keeping the new world order that the Man of Steel has created. Atom would be an elemental attacker, using long-range energy blasts to keep his foes at a distance. Atom would still be devastating up close though and will easily lift cars above his head and whatnot. The point is, the character fits in very well and he should have definitely had been included but since he wasn't, he's on my list.


4) The Question

Some of you may be sensing a theme here. The Question is another character that was very prominent in the Justice League cartoon and he was at the forefront of several episodes. Some comic book fans like to compare him to Rorscach which I would say is an apt comparison. He's a paranoid nutcase who is always trying to find connections to a giant mystery even if it doesn't exist.

The question is (geddit!?!?) why did I include him on this list? Well, it's because he would fit into the Injustice universe like a hand fits a glove. Think about it: a mentally unstable paranoid guy in a trenchcoat in a world where Superman has declared himself supreme overlord? Yeah, I think that will end any debate on whether Question should be playable. He would be similar to a character like Batman: using melee attacks, being nimble on his feet, not able to pick up heavy objects, etc. He would make a fine addition to the Injustice roster hence his inclusion on my list.


3) Black Manta

If Batman is going to line up opposite to the Joker and if Superman is going to line up opposite to Lex Luthor then why can't Aquaman line up opposite from his biggest arch-nemesis, Black Manta? I'll admit this is a little off the board considering that nobody really knows anyone inside the Aquaman rogues gallery but I'm going to include him because he's a very good foil to the King of Atlantis.

If he were included in Injustice, Manta would be partners with Lex Luthor. Obviously, he can't very well take over the entire ocean if Superman is calling the shots so teaming up with the smartest man in the world is a no-brainer move. Manta would also play very differently from Aquaman: instead of using a trident or summoning creatures from the sea, Manta would use a variety of gadgets as well as his supersuit to lift cars over his head with ease. Manta not being included in the Injustice roster is a black mark on an otherwise spotless cast of characters.


2) Prometheus

If there was ever a villain to include in a Justice League-based video game, this would be it. Prometheus is quite possibly one of the most dangerous antagonists that the JLA has ever faced. Able to study his opponents abilities via his advanced helmet, Prometheus nearly took out the JLA single-handedly until Catwoman of all people intervened.

Prometheus does not have super strength or any other superhuman abilities but like Batman, he is trained to peak perfection and can handle anybody, superhuman or not, in a one-on-one fight. If included in Injustice, Prometheus would be a part of Lex's team along with Black Manta, helping the Resistance while secretly conspiring against them in the event that Superman's oppression was ultimately crushed. Since Prometheus possesses no superhuman abilities, he would use his helmet, which can cause hypnotism, and his handheld weapon the Ghost Key, which can teleport him short distances, in battle against his opponents.


1) Magog

How could I leave this guy off the list? The fact that he doesn't even have a CAMEO in Injustice is a crime to the highest degree. I have a hunch that Injustice: Gods Among Us is going to loosely resemble the story arc that Magog first appeared in, Kingodm Come, and if that hunch proves to be correct, it's a total head scratcher as to why he isn't included. I've said that several characters would be a good fit but this guy would be PERFECT.

Magog, quite simply, is a beast. He is as strong and tenacious as Superman is and can easily fit on either side of the fight. Personally, if he was included in the game, I would see him on Superman's side as his protective fighting alongside him to eventually one day take over the Justice League. He would be a brutal force, doing things his own way, and killing villains in order to achieve "justice". In battle, Magog would be a behemoth, able to pick up and throw anything and deal massive amounts of damage with super moves and combos. He would still be able to produce plasma blast from his staff and his left arm would be metal already instead of getting injured and having it replaced (although this could happen in the story).

Simply put, Magog was a perfect character for this game and his absence from the roster is a glaring oversight by Netherrealm. But who knows: maybe Ed Boon will put him in after all. We've seen crazier things happen.

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