There are many DC Characters NetherRealm could bring in for Injustice 3. Some of the best choices are fan favorites that could make a big return.
With over thousands of characters in the DC Universe, NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have their work cut out for them in deciding who to introduce for the next Injustice game. While it’s all but assured that fan-favorite DC characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will be gearing up for the next bout in Injustice 3, not all characters from the original Injustice: Gods Among Us were even present for the sequel. So, which characters could be returning to DC’s fighting game?
In the cases of Lex Luthor and Shazam, it makes sense that neither was present for the second video game in the Injustice series. Both met a tragic fate at the hands of the Injustice universe’s evil Superman. Barring time travel or a visit from another multiverse, they will likely both stay dead. The same can’t be said for Injustice 2’s other absent characters, however, and considering their popularity, it’s more likely they’ll be making a triumphant return.
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Rather than discuss the DC characters Injustice 3 would debut as fighters, it’s more prudent to consider the various heroes and villains that NetherRealm Studios have already programmed, digitalized, and who fit into the narrative. With the plot of the past two games in mind, surviving Teen Titans characters from Gods Among Us like Raven and Deathstroke are strong contenders. While Cyborg was present in both games, Injustice 2 traded out Raven for Starfire (who was later added via DLC), with Beast Boy dead before the events of the game.
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So far the Injustice games have only shown Raven as a super-powered lackey of evil Superman. With the popularity of Teen Titans, and the growing importance of Damian Wayne in Injustice’s story, it would be interesting for both Raven and Cyborg to confront their demons (figurative and literal) and decide which of them might follow after Nightwing. Scorpion and Sub-Zero’s guest appearances in the series lend bizarre credence to the argument that a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe 2 could be better than Injustice 3, but it also means the studio might not take its DLC too seriously. This would also mean Starfire’s fate is still up in the air.
One DLC character that should definitely make a return, however, is Martian Manhunter. Completing his battle ladder in Gods Among Us revealed that the super-powered alien was secretly posing as the Atlantean archivist from the game’s story mode. While this clever insertion could be retconned, it does leave open the door for the only original member of the Justice League who’s yet to take a part in the narrative. Similarly, while Hawkgirl did play a role in Gods Among Us, she was not present for Injustice 2. Her native planet’s Thanagarians played a huge part in DC comic books, and the militant alien race could, like Injustice 2’s Braniac, be a catalyst for bringing the league back together.
Injustice 3 has been trending ever since NetherRealm is ending its MK11 support, and it seems like this could be the next project for the studio. With such a high quality story mode for Mortal Kombat 11, establishing a strong narrative has become increasingly important for NetherRealm. As such, it’s pretty likely that Injustice’s characters with unresolved arcs will be back to join the fray – especially if they were a hit with the fanbase.
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