So, as we all know now, Injustice 2 is coming out in 2017 — but we also know something more. It's going to have a real big roster, probably even bigger than the roster of the first Injustice game. There are already returning characters like Superman, Batman, Aquaman, and the Flash. There are also going to be new characters that debut like Supergirl, Gorilla Grodd, and Atrocitus. Let's take a look at a list of characters that would make a very awesome addition to Injustice 2.
With Atrocitus added into the game and with Dex Starr as a variation for Atrocitus, why not have another member of the Red Lantern Corps? For those that are unfamiliar with this character, she is an alien from the planet Havania who was inducted into the Red Lanterns after being abused and tortured by members of the Sinestro Corps during the Sinestro Corps War. Her race has large feathered wings, which were cut off as part of the torture she endured; however, when she became a Red Lantern, she regrew the bone portion of her wings.
Bleez could very well play out as a character with a combo-focused move set, while Atrocitus seems to be a bit of a power character. One variation of hers could focus more on the use of her acidic blood as part of her combos. Bleez is as dangerous as she is beautiful, and her profound companionship with Atrocitus may make for some good dialogue between the two.
2. The Amazo Virus
The Amazo Virus is a synthetic plague created by Lex Luthor. It is based upon the same principles as Professor Ivo's Amazo Android, which was able to mimic any metahuman abilities it encountered through the use of an artificial enzyme. Luthor's take on the principles was created to do the opposite, suppressing metahuman abilities instead of mimicking them — specifically, the abilities of those metahumans who have violent criminal records. While The Amazo Virus was only briefly shown off for a few issues, it caused a very large amount of trouble for The Justice League, taking out most of the League members and infecting an entire city.
The Amazo Virus could have two variations that would be very interesting. Like the Android, The Amazo Virus can mimic powers to an amazing degree organically. The Virus could play similar to Shinnock and steal powers — but instead of being able to use them once and having to drain again, it could withhold those powers and use them for a prolonged amount of time. Another variation would revolve around inflicting damage by infecting the opponents with multiple forms of a viral attack. Not only could it infect others, but it could nullify powers for a certain amount of time as well.
Trigon is a powerful demon lord and major enemy to the Teen Titans, existing in the Azarath dimension. He is worshiped by the Church of Blood and their leader, Brother Blood. His daughter is Raven, born from his union with the human woman Arella. He could be considered one of the most powerful beings in the DC universe and a very big threat as well.
Trigon made an appearance in the previous Injustice game, working as a super move for Raven. The dialogue between him and Raven would be interesting, as would his dialogue with other members of the Justice League. Being a demon, one variation could focus more on the use of demon magic, summoning lesser beings to attack his foes with no remorse. Another one could revolve around him getting his hands dirty and going for brutal magic strikes while also using portals for movement around the field. This would also serve as a means of delivering punches without even needing to be near his opponent.
4. King Shark
King Shark is a supervillain and a humanoid shark. His father is Chondrakha, the God of all Sharks, and his mother is a human woman. For years, he acted as a serial killer in Hawaii before his presence was discovered by Superboy. Being that he was a popular antagonist and the brute force/wild card of The Suicide Squad, King Shark could, of course, have his approach be towards using super strength and brutal attacks.
A good power of King Shark could focus on his savagery on the battlefield and using his bites and claws for bloody strikes with additional bleeding damage. Another good style could be on shark rage, wherein he enters a state of being completely animalistic. In this, he could deliver a flurry of strikes and punches, while also boosting his damage output and decreasing the damage he takes for a limited amount of time.
Superboy is a clone grafted with Superman's DNA (as opposed to a younger version of Superman). He was created by Project Cadmus to replace Superman following the Death of Superman story, and he was artificially aged to mid-teens and implanted with the necessary knowledge of someone his biological age (in regards to general studies, such as math, reading, etc). Before the experiment could be completed (i.e. aging him to full adulthood and implanting him with safeguards to control him), he was freed by the Newsboy Legion and escaped.
Superboy could be more unique and not just be a character that plays like Superman. Unlike Superman, Superboy is not as powerful as Superman, but he still has powers that define him. Superboy does have tactile telekinesis, which could come into play for one variation that focuses on up-close or far-away attacks, and it could even change the way he fights based on his variation. Besides, who wouldn't want to see this as a super move?
6. Wonder Girl
Cassandra Sandsmark was originally the daughter of Olympian God Zeus and Dr. Helena Sandsmark. She became the second Wonder Girl in an attempt to save Wonder Woman's life. Cassie continues adventuring as a member of the Teen Titans, and she could play things out much differently compared to Wonder Woman.
While she is not a warrior like Diana, she is a powerful character with a variety of abilities that can turn the tide into her favor. One style could play out with her using her lariat. With the lariat, she could bind her opponents and drain their life into her own, or she could even use the lasso as a means of holding the opponent down while she dives in to use combos on them.
7. Jonah Hex
A Civil War veteran turned bounty hunter, Jonah Hex's disfigured face and boorish personality don't win him many friends, but his code of honor and expert marksmanship skills mean he's always willing to fight for and protect the innocent while still dispensing lethal justice.
Jonah Hex could play a style similar to Mortal Kombat X's Erron Black but with his own, unique of style. Jonah Hex, like Erron Black, could have a style that plays as gunslinger with a focus on special guns — kind of like Lobo's radioactive bullets. Another good style or power would be him utilizing his training while under combat situations which would allow him to use special combat moves, similar to Solomon Grundy's grapple attacks.
8. Guy Gardner
Guy Gardner started out as the backup Green Lantern for Hal Jordan. He has since become one of the most prominent Green Lanterns of the Corps, despite possessing an egocentric personality. He has recently deserted his Green Power Ring in favor of the Red Ring of rage. Guy's will and rage are some of the most impressive in the entire emotional spectrum. Guy Gardner is a very special character, as his history as a Green Lantern makes it hard to deny that he has a hell of a lot of power and potential.
One variation could focus on him using a Green Lantern properly, with constructs that are meant to be a barrier for his body or maybe even a means of giving him space by pushing his opponents away. Another variation is Guy Gardner with a Red Lantern ring, doing the opposite of what the Green Lantern ring does. Instead of pushing the opponent back and acting as a barrier, the Red Lantern ring is all about going in for the hits, with constructs that are meant to demolish in combinations with his acidic spit.
9. Plastic Man
Sleazy thief Patrick "Eel" O'Brien was saved by Batman from an acid vat. This vat gave him the powers to bend his body into any imaginable form. He stands today as the comedian in any team he's a part of. Beneath his joking exterior, however, he is a valuable asset in any situation. Plastic Man could make for a really interesting character due to his malleability and his humorous approach to the setting and (especially) the dialogue.
One style he could play would be centered around his ability to morph and form his body. Like Ares's ability to switch weapons to throw at enemies, Plastic Man could have a power that would have his hands morph into different shapes such as hammer hands, giant fists, or even fly swatters!
Larfleeze is the first being to tap into the Orange Light of Avarice and the keeper of the Orange Lantern Corps. Aside from Larfleeze being a personal favorite, he is also one of the most powerful lanterns ever, being a living battery due to his constant exposure to his lantern.
Larfleeze could have a style that helps him to multiply his damage from his construct attacks only. Another power that would play like Atrocitus and Dex Starr, Larfleeze could summon the souls of the previous wielders of the orange ring, using them as his slaves to unleash powerful construct-based attacks from a distance while Larfleeze himself deals his damages up close and personal.
There's so much potential for Injustice 2 — from new stages to new characters to even new, awesome skins with gear to add to it. 2017 is going to be a real good year for those that really loved Injustice. It'd be nice if Darkseid were playable too — just saying. What's your opinion? Who would you like to see as a playable character or even a cameo for Injustice 2?