The Injustice video game series pits the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe against each other in epic combat. Developed by the same studio that develops the Mortal Kombat video games, Injustice manages to hold its own as a solid fighting game title. Having matchups between the likes of Superman vs. the Flash, Aquaman vs. the Joker, and even Captain Cold vs. Scarecrow, these games are tons of fun for fans of the DC Universe.
With the success of the two games in the series so far, it’s a fairly safe assumption that it’s only a matter of time before Injustice 3 sees the light of day. Despite both entries having pretty sizable rosters, there are still countless DC characters to choose from for the next installment. Here are just some DC heroes and villains who should join the fight in Injustice 3.
John Constantine is an occult detective who usually prefers to work alone but has served as a mainstay of the Justice League Dark and has helped the Justice League on a number of occasions. With his powers of black magic, he’s able to temporarily stop time, astral project, teleport, poison foes, throw fireballs, summon demons, and much more. Creating a fighting game moveset for a character like this would be a breeze since he’s capable of so much.
Constantine has always been a popular-enough character, and even had a movie based on him way back in 2005. Since Matt Ryan has perfectly portrayed the character in both live action and animation in 2014’s Constantine TV series, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, and a handful of other projects, the character has only risen in popularity. Fans would go crazy to see him in an Injustice video game.
A self-absorbed hero from the future, Booster Gold is a fan-favorite from the comics. He’s a fun kind of jerk that has led to humorous scenarios with witty dialogue. It’s no surprise there are fans who might want to see him playable in a fighting game. He’s able to fire blasts on energy and fly, and always has backup from his robotic companion, Skeets.
His powers and combat prowess (along with Skeets) would make for an exciting moveset, and his in-game dialogue would be extremely entertaining. It’s time Booster Gold got put in the video game spotlight.
Stargirl is a young heroine who often serves as a member of the Justice Society of America. She uses the powers of the Cosmic Converter Belt and the Cosmic Staff to carry on the legacies of previous heroes Star-Spangled Kid and Starman. Without these magical artifacts, she’s rather formidable when it comes to gymnastics and kickboxing. With them, however, she can fly, fire energy blasts, and have enhanced strength, speed, and stamina.
Not only would these abilities lead to an obvious, yet incredibly fun moveset, but so would the help of S.T.R.I.P.E., a powered mech suit built and worn by her step-father Pat Dugan. They’ve fought side-by-side in the comics, cartoons, and Stargirl TV series, so why not in Injustice 3 as well? Perhaps a couple of her moves, or even her super move, could have S.T.R.I.P.E. jump in for an assist.
Captain Boomerang is exactly as his name suggests, a guy who throws boomerangs. However, he’s much more capable than you’d think. He’s become a staple member of the Rogues Gallery to take on the Flash and a recurring member of the Suicide Squad. His genius-level intellect has allowed him to develop an arsenal of trick boomerangs that can take on any sort of threat. Some of these include explosive boomerangs, lightning boomerangs, sonic boomerangs, rocket boomerangs, and even grappling hook boomerangs.
His gimmick may be a tad silly on the surface, but it would be undoubtedly fun for a fighting game character to use a wide variety of boomerangs. Just think of an opponent having to deal with boomerangs flying at them from every direction. The combos would be insane.
As someone who has been a member of the Birds of Prey, the Batman Family, the Outsiders, and even the Justice League, it’s actually quite surprising she hasn’t been playable in an Injustice game yet. With her martial arts skills, her crossbow, and her bow staff, her moveset would allow her to have exciting combos along with answers for whatever opponents may be dishing out at close and far range.
Like with a few of the names on this list, Huntress is technically dead in the Injustice universe. That being said, if the likes of Green Arrow and Black Canary can prove anything, universe-hopping isn’t out of the question by any means. There’s a version of her alive somewhere in the multiverse, and she needs to be playable in Injustice 3.
As a New God from Apokolips, Big Barda is extraordinarily powerful. Her being a New God allows her to have superhuman reflexes, strength, and stamina. She’s an especially formidable hand-to-hand combatant that has even gone toe-to-toe with Wonder Woman, which resulted in a draw. What makes her stand out even further as a fighter is her arsenal of weaponry. She’s known to wield a spear, shield, and most importantly, her Mega-Rod. The Mega-Rod can be used as a melee weapon, but can also fire energy blasts and can be used as a mode of transportation.
Barda first appeared back in 1971, and has remained a big deal in the comics since, so it wouldn’t be a massive surprise to see her become playable in an Injustice game. Since she often comes as a package deal with her husband, Mister Miracle, it would be cool to see him in the game as well.
Beast Boy was originally a member of the Doom Patrol, but is known as a fan-favorite member of the Teen Titans. Since literally every other member of the core Teen Titans roster has been playable in an Injustice game, it’s time Beast Boy gets the chance to as well.
Beast Boy’s superpowers allow him to transform into any animal. He’s transformed into a cheetah, gorilla, t-rex, crow, and even an amoeba. It doesn’t seem like there’s an animal that’s off limits. This opens the door for him to have an especially creative moveset. He could punch with gorilla strength, grapple with octopus tentacles, and fly above his opponent. This is one character that would truly be a blast to play as.
Etrigan the Demon
Etrigan is a demon prince from Hell with plenty of powers and abilities that any foe should fear. He’s able to use powerful magic to cast Eldritch blasts, teleport, raise the dead, summon other demons, project strong gusts of wind, cast illusions, and much more. Plus, the fact that he’s a demon means he comes equipped with fangs and claws he can use to tear through his enemies. He’s also an overall skilled fighter.
Like Constantine, he’s been a recurring member of the Justice League Dark. Since Zatana and Swamp Thing have both been playable, why not some of their other dark magic-using teammates?
The name says it all. King Shark is a big shark guy. He can smell blood from far away and is an expert swimmer. Those qualities may not translate to a fighting game moveset, but everything else he’s capable of can. He’s got razor-sharp teeth and claws, along with superhuman strength. He’d be terrifying for any foe to battle against. His moveset could stand out if they gave him a frenzy/bloodlust meter that makes him go crazy when it’s full, like a shark smelling blood in the water.
Between The Suicide Squad film, the Harley Quinn animated series, and the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League video game, King Shark is a character that’s growing more and more in popularity as time goes on, so having him be playable in Injustice 3 would make perfect sense.
As the Queen of Atlantis, Mera could easily play a big role in Injustice 3’s story. Her husband, Aquaman, is an Injustice mainstay, so one would think she’d be playable as well. With her insanely powerful water manipulation powers, she has creative moveset potential. She’s also skilled with hand-to-hand combat which only adds to that.
With her wanting to create peace between the surface world and Atlantis, it’s time she joins the battle to ensure that happens.
Plastic Man may hide behind his comic relief, he’s a powerful member of the Justice League of America. His main ability is that he’s extraordinarily stretchy and flexible. How this hasn’t been used as a moveset in an Injustice game yet is anyone’s guess. He’d be able to smack opponents from afar and be able to grapple them with his body if he gets close enough.
He’d pack a punch, plus his witty quips during battle would provide a lot of extra entertainment. His elasticity allows him to regenerate, so perhaps he could also have a self-heal ability of some sort.
Hal Jordan is the central Green Lantern of the Injustice games. In both games so far, there has been another Lantern represented with Sinestro in the first one and Atrocitus in the second. Even though Kilowog is another Green Lantern, he deserves to fill that role for the third game over the likes of Larfleeze or Star Sapphire. His powers are the same as Hal Jordan’s but he uses them very differently. He’s way more of a brute, and uses his size and strength to be more of a powerhouse. He’d play differently than Hal and be a perfect heavy hitter for a fighting game.
Kilowog is the primary trainer for all Green Lantern Corps recruits, so they all know how to fight because of him. It’s time he puts his skills to use outside of just training others.