Injustice: Meet the Gods

The Good, the Bad, and the Superhuman. Meet the character lineup in Injustice: Gods Among Us

When Gods Decide to RuleInjustice: Gods Among Us poses the question: what if the Super Heroes that we rely to protect us, suddenly decide to take control? The DC heroes we know and love travel to an alternate dimension, where their counterparts have created an oppressive totalitarian government. var adunit_index = 4000; if ((adunit_index != 1000 & adunit_index != 1001) || (adunit_index == 1000 && device_category != 'MOBILE') || (adunit_index == 1001 && device_category == 'MOBILE')) { if (active_ad_units[adunit_index] != undefined) { console.log('Dyn Unit Legacy', active_ad_units[adunit_index], adunit_index); googletag.cmd.push(function () { var adunit_index = 4000; if (typeof(pubwise) != 'undefined' & pubwise.enabled === true) { console.log('Dyn PW'); pwpbjs.que.push(function() { pubwiseLazyLoad([gptadslots[adunit_index]], true); }); } else { console.log('Dyn Direct'); googletag.display('div-sjr-4000'); googletag.pubads().refresh([gptadslots[adunit_index]]); } //googletag.pubads().refresh([gptadslots[4000]]); }); } } This story allows for multiple match ups that never happened in the comic universe, and creates amazing set pieces. Would a super powered Joker be able to defeat Batman? Would villains suddenly become the good guys? What happens when the hero of our world meets his evil counterpart?The cast is extensive, and DLC is adding more, but who are some of these super humans? Here I will give you a brief bio of all playable characters in Injustice. HeroesBatmanBruce Wayne was only kid when he watched his parents die during a failed mugging in Gotham City. That moment shaped the rest of his life, and he grew up to fight crime as the Batman, the world's greatest detective. He has mastered all forms of martial arts, and has an array of gadgets only a millionaire could afford. He is a master planner, often having multiple backup plans to sucessfully take down super powered foes. Superman An alien from the planet Krypton, Superman was raised on Earth as its greatest protector. Superman has everything—strength, speed, flight, invulnerability, even X-ray and heat vision. His only weakness is Kryptonite, a strange green crystal which drains all his powers. Although this weakness is often exploited, Superman stands undefeated, a beacon of hope for all. Wonder Woman Princess Diana is an immortal Amazon warrior from Greek mythology.  She commands the entire Amazon female army, and is the fiercest fighter in her nation. She has Power Bracelets which can deflect bullets and the Lasso of Truth which can restrain any super powered foe. The FlashBarry Allen was a forensic scientist that was granted super powers when a freak lightning bolt hit a nearby shelf in his lab. Barry received super-speed, able to move faster than the speed of light. He is so fast, he can even vibrate through solid objects. NightwingWhen his circus acrobat family was brutally murdered, Dick Grayson was taken in by Bruce Wayne. As Batman, he took the boy under his wing and molded him into Robin. Once Robin grew up however, he took on the mantle Nightwing and started his own crusade against crime. The Green ArrowA spoiled billionaire, Oliver Queen was once stranded on a desert island and left for dead by a friend. During his time on the island, he mastered the bow and arrow. When he was rescued, he dedicated his life to fighting crime. Although he has no powers, his proficiency with his weapon, plus the plethora of gadgetry attached to his arrows, still makes him a worthy adversary. CyborgOnce a star athlete, Vic Stone suffered a grave injury. He was saved when his father replaced over half his body with cybernetic parts. Since then he has become an expert in all things electronic, and can integrate with any computer system. A loyal member of the Teen Titans, he is always upgrading himself with the latest technology. The Green LanternGranted his powers from a dying Green Lantern Corps protector, the former Air Force Pilot Hal Jordan took on the mantle of the Green Lantern. His strength and ring's energy come from Willpower. Anything his mind can conjure, his ring has the ability to create. Hawk GirlBorn on the planet Thanagar, Shayera Hol joined the police force, and became the planet's fiercest warrior and most decorated officer. Shayera visited Earth on an assignment, and became so enraptured, she decided to stay and dedicate herself to protecting it from evil. Her powers come from her trusty mace and a mysterious metal, Nth, found on her home world. Shazam!Just by saying SHAZAM!, Billy Batson is transformed a magic adult superhero. He has the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. AquamanAquaman is the King of Atlantis. He can breathe underwater, swim at tremendous speeds, and telepathically communicate with sea life. He controls a vast Atlantian army, and despite his meek demeanor, has a strong sense of leadership. RavenRaven is the daughter of the inter-dimensional demon who passed down his powers when she was born. She is part of the Teen Titans and controls dark forces that cloud her in mystery. Her demon powers are overwhelming and she often finds herself struggling to use her powers for good.DLC CharacterBatgirlBarbara Gordon, is a confident young woman as committed to justice as her father, Gotham City’s Commissioner Gordon. When she is forbidden from joining the force, she downs the cowl and joins forces with the Batman. An exceptional fighter and detective, Batgirl is also unparalleled in her computer skills. Villains DeathStroke Slade Wilson is a highly trained mercenary and bounty killer. Often working as an assassin, he has mastered the use of nearly every firearm, martial art, and even became a sword master. His tactics are ruthless and his execution, flawless. This super soldier is often at odds with the Teen Titans. Bane Orphaned as a boy in a South American prison, he was used as a lab rat for high-risk experiments. Bane eventually broke free from his shackles and grew to become the most feared villain in The Batman's rouge gallery. Despite his immense size and strength, he is deceptively intelligent and a master strategist. The JokerThe Joker is the perfect foil to the Dark Knight. Both were created by a great tragedy, while Batman tries to create good from his dark past, The Joker revels in creating chaos and destruction. Believing that life is one big joke, he loves to cause havoc with macabre, sadistic practical jokes and crimes. Harley QuinnBefore she met The Joker, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum, Gotham's home for the criminally insane. But after "Mistah J" came into her life, the young doctor became obsessed his warped criminal mind. Soon she became his sidekick, lover, and constant recipient of unending abuse. Solomon GrundyGrundy was a named Cyrus Gold until his death in Slaughter Swamp hundreds of years ago. Since then, his entire existence has been an unending cycle of death and rebirth. He is a monster who carries the evil of his former life into his undeath Lex LuthorA self-made man whose intellect is as large as his ego.  Although he has no powers of his own, he has designed a robotic suit that gives him superhuman powers. Despite his lack of powers, even without his suit, he is still a formidable opponent for Superman. Cat WomanGrowing up an orphan in one of Gotham’s worst neighborhoods, Selina Kyle turned to a life of crime to not only keep herself alive but her friends as well. However, she is often seen on both sides of the law. Sometimes she crosses paths with the Batman as foe, other times as ally, and even lover. SinestroSinestro once served as the Green Lantern of Sector 1417 and quickly gained recognition among the Corps. However, he soon succumbed to the allure of the Yellow power of Fear, thinking it more powerful than green Willpower. He is an arch enemy of the Green Lantern DoomsdayDoomsday was originally created on Krypton as part of a deranged scientist's quest to create the perfect hunter. Even though he desires to destroy Earth, Superman stops him time and time again. Black AdamLong ago, the council of wizards—powerful beings that hold dominion over all magic—chose the warrior Black Adam as their champion, granting him vast magical powers and abilities. Unfortunately, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Black Adam now uses his powers for evil, and is a longtime foe of the current champion Shazam! Killer FrostFrost’s cold exterior matches her chillingly sadistic interior. She specializes in ice attacks and enjoys killings. A sociopath, she feels no remorse when taking a life, and even enjoys it at times. AresOne of the immortal Olympian gods from Greek mythology. The God of War is a longtime adversary of the Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman. He thrives off of conflict and chaos and becomes more powerful when people go to war. DLC CharacterLoboLobo is a Czarnian alien bounty hunter with exceptional strength and fortitude. He is arrogant and self-centered, focusing almost solely on his own pleasures. Lobo is the last of his kind, having committed complete genocide by killing all the other Czarnians for fun. There Can Only Be OneSo, there you have it. An exhausting list of DC's best and worst. Each character utilizes different techniques, and even weaker ones have a chance of coming out victorious. With so many to choose from, there will be one that will suit any gamer's play style. 

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Published May. 7th 2013
  • Capt. Eliza Creststeel
    Contributor
    General Zod joins the DLC crowd. Though most folks aren't happy with how he turned out I hear.
  • McLain Anderson
    Columnist
    The artists did a fantastic job designing these characters. The only two I'm kind of iffy about are the Green Lantern and the Joker (but maybe I'm just used to the design from the Arkham games). Awesome post though!
  • Raven Hathcock
    Featured Contributor
    I love how some of the characters have a steampunk vibe. Veryyyy very cool design work.

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