ByAdonis Gonzalez, writer at Creators.co
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Suicide Squad came out earlier this month to mixed reviews, with some loving it and some not. Personally, I found the film to be okay, albeit with some glaring issues that I just couldn't ignore. However, despite the problems with the movies, it did have a few shining elements. Two of them being a part of the main cast.

Many have praised the performances of Will Smith and Margot Robbie, who portrayed Deadshot and Harley Quinn respectively in the supervillain ensemble film!

Deadshot and Harley, the starts of Suicide Squad! [Image: Warner Bros.]
Deadshot and Harley, the starts of Suicide Squad! [Image: Warner Bros.]

Warner Bros. has realized how popular the characters have become, putting Smith and Robbie's faces all over the promotional material for the film. But the two villains are getting more attention from DC than just in Suicide Squad.

While Harley has already received a ton of popularity thanks to her upcoming solo comic, which will apparently be a huge part of the DC Rebirth line, Deadshot hasn't really been seen outside of Batman and Suicide Squad comics.

All that's about to change however, as both villains have been revealed as playable characters in the upcoming fighting game, Injustice 2!

Image: NetherRealm Studios
Image: NetherRealm Studios

Harley Quinn was part of the roster for the first game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Deadshot appeared in the background of one of the stages. Deadshot's appearance in Injustice 2 will actually mark his first time as a playable character in both the franchise and console games in general!

The two were announced to be part of the roster by Warner Bros. and and NetherRealm Studios today, in an incredible character spotlight video. You can see Harley and Deadshot in action in the video below:

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Injustice 2 is really shaping up to be an incredible fighting game, full of amazing characters and devastating move lists.

For proof of that, look no further than Harley Quinn and Deadshot, who both seem to have incredibly deadly combos and special moves to wreck their opponents!

Harley's Hyenas!

I assume they're named "scary" and "scarier" [Image: Warner Bros.]
I assume they're named "scary" and "scarier" [Image: Warner Bros.]

Fans of the first Injustice game will remember Harley's explosive move list, featuring classic weapons such as her guns and her hilariously cartoonish hammer. Well it seems that Harley has had her move list upgraded to meet the expectations of the action-packed Injustice 2!

Harley's kept her guns and hammer, but she's added two living weapons to her roster; hyenas. Bud and Lou are Joker's faithful companions, and fitting pets for a man dressed as a clown. They've shown up in small parts all over the DC universe, from Batman: The Animated Series, to a...grim appearance in Batman: Arkham City.

That's low Penguin. So low. [Image: Warner Bros.]
That's low Penguin. So low. [Image: Warner Bros.]

Now, it seems that Joker has lent his hyenas to Harley for Injustice 2, and if the video is any indication, she's prepared to use them! Harley's move list looks like it will utilize the hyenas a lot, with the Clown Princess of Crime using them as sort f projectile against enemies.

Her finishing move has been updated to. instead of placing a birthday cake bomb underneath the opponent, Harley knocks her opponent onto a planted explosive. As if that wasn't brutal enough, she also sics her viscous canines on her enemy before they even reach the ground!

Image: Warner Bros.
Image: Warner Bros.

With an incredibly awesome and viscous move list like this, Harley will no doubt become the best character in Injustice 2- just like she was in the first game. Come on NetherRealm, give someone else a chance!

Deadshot Never Misses!

Image: Warner Bros.
Image: Warner Bros.

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Harley isn't the only one with a powerful arsenal. Since this is Deadshot's first time as a playable character in a big DC game, NetherRealm has made sure to fit him with the best weapons for the best move list!

Floyd Lawton is packed to the teeth with guns, knives, and explosions, all aimed at his unlucky opponent. As you're probably aware, Deadshot never misses, a fact only made clearer thanks to his epic finishing move.

Deadshot performs his finisher on Batman himself, finally fulfilling his lifelong dream of taking down the Bat! Deadshot begins by throwing his main weapon into the air, before firing at his opponent with his wrist guns. He then grabs the rifle when it falls and fires a devastating explosive round right at his enemy's face!

An explosive combo! [Image: Warner Bros.]
An explosive combo! [Image: Warner Bros.]

The movie is strikingly similar to Deathstroke's from the original Injustice. Speaking of Deathstroke, the character hasn't been confirmed to return yet, so Deadshot may be his replacement. I'm totally cool with that, although I am sad that the possibility of a Deadshot v. Deathstroke match-up might have gone out the window.

Deadshot and Harley join an incredible roster of DC characters in Injustice 2. Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Atrocitus are just a few of the characters confirmed, and the roster isn't even full yet!

Injustice 2 is expected to come out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. I can't wait to try out Harley and Deadshot!

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