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5 Wildly Underrated Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Video Games

It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! No, it’s…. Who? Find out why these five superheroes should have their own game.

From Superman to Captain America, we see these superheroes in movies or video games. Take Injustice: Gods Among Us as an example. The storyline originated from the comics, which took place before the events of the game. Although the creators decided to leave the series incomplete, the story continues through Injustice games, leading to its sequel, Injustice 2.

Besides Injustice series, other superheroes, like Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Catwoman, are known in the gaming industry because they have their own games. And as good as that sounds, what about the other heroes? I am not talking about heroes, like Deadpool, Captain America, and Batman -- not even Daredevil and Manhunter.

I’m am talking about these five heroes with the most unusual powers, who are deserving to have their own video game.

Squirrel Girl

Squirrel Girl

If you ever want to become Rocky, the flying squirrel, Squirrel Girl is your hero. This Marvel character has a large furry tail and buck teeth and a body of a young girl, but don’t let her weird appearance fool you. She can as much as any squirrel hero would do -- carrying heavy objects, jumping from tree to tree easily, knowing the squirrel language. With abilities like that, her video game would entertaining to fans. I mean, who doesn’t want to talk to squirrels?

Manikin

Manikin

And no, this hero does not have the power to stay still, like a mannequin. Instead, Manikin can shapeshift into three beings that represent human evolution, and each one contains its own special ability. Proto is a gloop body with an acidic substance while Ape-Man is a caveman who has great strength. As for Highbrow, he represents the future humanity with high intelligence and the power to teleport. As random as his powers can be, a game about this character would be a treat for fans!

Bouncing Boy

Bouncing Boy

His powers explains for itself -- he can inflate into a round ball and bounce. You may have probably seen this hero around in animated shows, Justice League Unlimited and Legion of Substitute Heroes, but imagine him with his own video game. He can literally be the ball of the pinball game for a mobile or console game. No matter how to take this hero in a video game setting, it will a just be as fun as his powers.

The Dazzler

The Dazzler

Disco is pretty much over, but with this superhero, disco never dies. Marvel and Casablanca records created the Dazzler in 1980, and as she sings, she shines brighter, like a disco ball. As blinding as that sounds, she could have one of those music games where the player could tap or sing to the right rhythm. All it takes is a song to flash her enemies, and bedazzle them to their despair.

Matter Eater Lad

Matter Eater Lad

You could think of this hero as the Kirby of DC comics but without any power gaining special abilities. He can eat anything. He can create tunnels under ground, escape a prison cell, and eat bombs to stop them from going off. Developers could do a lot with this hero, especially with that kind of ability. Gamers could be eating their way to save day while feeling entertained by this hero.

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And there you have it! These five heroes aren’t exact how we would picture a hero, but with powers like that, they have the potential to make the most bizarre and silly video games.

Which underrated hero deserves his or her own video game? Let us know in the comments below!

Published Apr. 7th 2017

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