Injustice Showdowns Have Bane vs. Batman, Wonder Woman vs. Harley

By Ishaan . February 8, 2013 . 3:30pm

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have shared two more videos of Injustice: Gods Among Us, showing character showdowns with the results based on fan votes. This week’s showdowns are Batman vs. Bane and Wonder Woman vs. Harley Quinn:




Something else to note is that it appears Killer Croc is not a playable character in Injustice, as suggested by yesterday’s screenshot. Croc, Penguin and the Riddler are part of a stage background.

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  • zferolie

    OK, I am getting worried about this game. I mean, It looks great and all, but the cast… I’m sorry, but so many batman characters. Yes, I know they are the most iconic… but what about the other series? Where is a flash villian, a Wonder Woman Villian? More Teen Titans? Black Canary?

    This is the problem of DC sadly. Unlike marvel, DC doesn’t have many characters the non-comic book fan knows, other then Batman characters and some big names. I am worried they are going to try and pick mostly what casual people will want, and save the comic fans characters for DLC

    • Chris Nolan happened. Why do you think Bane is getting prominence?

      • zferolie

        Yeah, I know that is exactly why bane is in the game. I am going to laugh at the person who only knows Bane from that movie, and is totally lost on why he is full of green stuff and huge

        • Anyone else think wonder woman looks like a man?

          • zferolie

            Yeah, she really does…

      • I will give points to Nolan for characterizing Bane as the real smart guy that he is, instead of the Bench Pressing mindless brute from the Tim Burton movies (which was also transferred to the DCAU until very recently). But that’s it. Bane without Venom, not mexican/from a fictional south american island, not wearing a Luchador Mask, etc. That’s not Bane, that’s a bald, buff Sean Connery.

        • puchinri

          Thank you. You summed that up perfectly (and even though he was intelligent, spoilers show that everything wasn’t really his own doing anyway). Actually, my friends even say they like him specifically because he is Sean Connery – just buff and bald.

          That’s another problem with things like the Nolan movies and such to me though (realistic portrayals, or most live action movie versions in general), they start changing so much, I can’t see how many people that becomes fans because of them can stick around if it’s not what they thought it was.

    • puchinri

      It’s a problem that they feed and keep going themselves. They really don’t care to or bother trying to promote anyone else, regardless of how popular or obscure the character is. It takes fans being very vocal and adamant just to see the characters they love, and that’s usually in the AU. DC’s other series and characters could make money, but certain higher-ups don’t care about anyone except their favorites.

    • AkuLord3

      “This is the problem of DC sadly. Unlike marvel, DC doesn’t have many characters the non-comic book fan knows,”
      That’s not true…they’re kinda in the same book of many characters people don’t know about.
      You’re right though they need to put in some more characters from series not in Batman, that way people can get to know something new and get interested in said character (like when i was playing MvC2, i didn’t know some of the marvel cast until i checked them out).

      • puchinri

        I think it’s kind of true. At least because of the movies, people know (actually know of) Thor and Hawkeye and such now. Before, it was almost guaranteed that they probably knew Wolverine, Captain America and a few of the X-men (Storm, Cyclops, Jean and Prof. X). It is true that finding characters outside of being known for their team titles is unlikely though (except Spider-Man). But at least people know a handful of the X-Men or Avengers. Most people don’t know anyone in the Justice League outside of Bats, Supes and maybe Wondy (I’d say she is iconic, but she’s not necessarily synonymous with comics in a classic nerdy way the way the other two are, and I’d say that’s in part because of Lynda Carter).

        Also, it would be a really smart way to promote their other comics and titles. Even though I tend to follow Marvel pretty closely, there were a couple of things that I hadn’t really caught on to until MvC. Crossover titles are a golden opportunity to expand appeal overall; it’s just backwards that they’re not using this the way they could.

        • zferolie

          Well, I mean Marvel is pushing more of the unknown heroes and villians in the past decade, while DC has not. Hawkeye, black widow, Loki, Thor, and Iron man are now house hold names thanks to the marvel movies, and look what there is to come: Rocket Rocket, Antman, Nova, Thanos, Falcon, and much more. The Video games have also been pushing a lot, with 2 MMO’s(one being made), and a facebook game, all to push the other heroes and villians.

          The same cannot be said for DC. Sure the cartoons pushed a bunch, but what movies? what games? We had 3 batman movies, 2 batman games, and a Green lantern movie. Thats it.

          You see what I mean? Marvel is doing a much better job pushing more and more of it’s properties then DC is.

          • puchinri

            I know, I was trying to articulate that as well~. Marvel really goes a long way to push a lot of their names, and for the better to me. Even if people don’t start picking up the comics (which some do, that’s a fact), they’ll certainly buy merch of the characters.

            DC’s problem is also that they try to cater to themselves and not to their fans or what would be the smartest decision. Yes, Batman makes money, but only because they push him so much and he dominates a crapton of their media and merch. A poster I like on CBR pointed out that Disney’s Tinkerbell movies always manage to outsell any of DC’s animated ventures, and it shows that DC is obviously not tapping into potential markets (using Princess Amethyst, Wondergirl and co, etc). There is a lot of potential for a lot of their characters, but they just don’t care.

            It’s a shame really. I’m a huge Wondy fan and I would love to buy more of anything (animated movies, games, etc) but DC doesn’t care about her, so I can’t even show any support (and that goes for many characters and series and their fans, sadly).

  • Safros9

    Wonder Man vs Harley Quinn.
    That face is really weird looking…

  • Bane breaking Bat’s back is getting old.

    • anthony apduhan

      Would you rather see Bane breaking Superman’s back instead or Doomsday’s

      • Yes, please!

      • He’d need Kryptonite-laced kneepads to break Superman’s back!

  • puchinri

    The hard part for me to absorb in games like these are match-ups exactly like Harley vs Wondy. Or Supes versus most non-meta characters. But, it does look entertaining nonetheless (even if I am tired of darker versions of DC anything), and I’ll play it when my friend picks it up.

    I am also put off by the excess of Batman here, and I feel like they’re (DC) either trying to promote the comics even more or that they have a large event planned for him coming up soon in the comics (which still goes back around to the first part I guess).

    Kind of a shame that no one else (aside from Supes) is getting any love in the villain department.

  • Hossi Blumengaarten

    Wonder Woman vs. Harley

    can they make out!

    • puchinri

      WW (before DCnU) and another lady kissing or having ship(teasing) moments wouldn’t be off, but with Harley? No, that’d be all bad. Harley should be kissing Ivy if anyone. See, that’s a Batman character I would not complain about them adding if at least for the sake of that.

      • Mister_Nep

        What’s DnU?

        • puchinri

          Hehe, my bad. Meant to do DCnU (as in DC’s new continuity).

  • Fub Frank

    As much as all the Batman characters being in it kind of annoy me as well, it still looks like it will be a fun fighter. I really want to play Green Arrow.

  • Jesse Torres

    It bothers me that wonder woman looks very manly, ugly face and lesbian bodybuilder body, no offense.

    • puchinri

      There’s nothing inherently bad with being manly looking for a woman, and the ugly face is fine, but the lesbian bodybuilder body is a bit offensive (if a bit, at least).

      The consensus is that she isn’t looking her finest though, and for a woman that’s been blessed by Aphrodite of all people (well, not anymore), that’s just not right.

  • Göran Isacson

    “Get down here” OOOH Saw what you did there Batsy. It’s also never not amusing to see Batman punch people through spaceships and then have them just shake it off… in Marvel Vs Capcom I can buy it, but for some reason it’s harder to abide here. Also, why the brutality against Harley Croc, whatever happened to Arkham solidarity :|

  • Ixbran

    I love the fact the female characters designs aren’t all about fan service. Wonder Woman actually comes off as a heroic female fighter here, rather than the hour glass figure with giant knockers you see in most modern interpretations of her.

    Kudos to them for not following Team Ninjas DoA series examples of female character designs.

    • puchinri

      I would say it’s primarily the JL comics version doing that (and her appearances in the Superman comic). Her own title and most merchandise now is pretty appropriate. It is very refreshing to see her actually look like a fighter though (which is also why I swoon every time I read the current comic; well, only for the art).

      • Ixbran

        You know its kinda funny, every time I watch this video I’m reminded of this retarded letter someone sent to Game Informer.

        Some guy got pissed off that Wonder Womans art work for this game has her arms crossed across her chest, ergo, covers her boobs. He said that it was a “huge mistake” and that “If they expected to sell the game” that the female characters “Needed to Look Hot”, he even went so far as to begin demanding they re-draw her in a ‘traditional’ female hero pose, the Boob and Butt pose I’m guessing.

        It makes me very upset, as a male, to see men throw such hissy-fits over the idea of a woman being in a game, and not be sexualized in some way.

        • puchinri

          Wow. That’s incredibly ignorant! x’D;

          Yeahhh. I have seen quite a bit of that lately. But, I gotta say, I am very pleased that we have respectable art for her here and in her comic. And people actually really enjoy and appreciate it for the most part it seems.

          It’s always really disheartening to see/hear stuff like that, but I’m glad the artists (the ones that went against that mold in the first place) don’t bother stooping to that level (especially after whining like that).

          (And anyone who thinks people were going to pick up a DC fighting game solely based on a sexy WW – or any female character – probably doesn’t understand how/where the game would be getting most of its sales.)


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