I must also acknowledge that I very nearly made this a top ten list because there are so many great characters left to choose from. It’s really hard to narrow it down. Nevertheless, here are the five I’m most ardently hoping to be able to play with in the near future:
This guy feels like the most serious oversight, being a founding member of the Justice League, and there’s so much that could be done with him in a fighting game! You can practically pick a superpower out of a hat (other than being fireproof), and he’s got it.
My suggestion for his character ability: Becoming temporarily intangible.
He’s an odd choice, given the game format, but that’s exactly why I want him! He’d be the most distinct, easily, his main powers being a colorful sense of humor and godlike control of reality! Can you imagine the surrealist charge-up attack sequence he’d have?
My suggestion for his character ability: Turning his opponent temporarily into a large, green, defenseless bunny.
I understand her absence. I do. It’s unfortunate that most of the best female DC characters are Batman villains, and only so many of those could fit. With Catwoman and Harley Quinn (neither of whom I’d want to give up), there really wasn’t room for her. But as soon as expansions do allow for more Batman villains, she has to be first in line. She’s an A-lister with colorful, distinct gimmick. She can grow thorn bushes under opponents like Killer Frost’s ice spikes.
My suggestion for her character ability: Hmm, I’m going to have to go with the mentally paralyzing lipstick kiss, but I’m so tempted by throwing someone into a giant pitcher plant. That can be her charge-up attack.
His name tells you all you need to know about his powers, and are they not perfect for a fighting game? His throw could siphon part of the opponent’s life bar onto his own.
My suggestion for his character ability: Mirror the opponent’s last used special ability.
In the mixed-title, Justice League style game world, she’s right at home, and she’s a martial artist with one particular offensive ability, a lethally powerful sonic scream. It’s like she was designed to be a fighting game character.
My suggestion for her character ability: Uh, do I have to spell it out?
So what say you? What absolutely necessary characters do you think are most unjustly missing from this painfully short list?