Martian Manhunter

Just before the Injustice: Gods Among Us finals of this year’s EVO fighting game tournament, the creative director of NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, revealed the fifth character to be joining the DC legends in Injustice to be the one-and-only Martian Manhunter, mind-controlling member of the Justice League.

His fighting style consists largely of teleporting close to his opponents, using Superman-esque laser eyes, and shape-shifting his fists to the size of his torso. On a whole his move set is a mix and match of attacks from characters all across the DC universe rather than having anything specific to himself, though that makes sense considering the lack of actual fighting his does in the comics, with the character spending most of his time assisting other heroes rather than having any conflict of his own.

A lot of the combat in the trailer was close up, but calling him a mid-range character would probably be more accurate.

Martian Manhunter is a rather a strange choice of character considering all the others available to the studio, such as Two-Face, Cheetah, Doctor Fate, Clayface, and Black Manta, yet that doesn’t mean he’s a terrible choice. What people seem more excited about is the new John Stewart skin for the Green Lantern character, which looks a little bit like Idris Elba in BBC One’s Luther.

With new DLC characters coming out so often it isn’t advisable to buy the game at this point, as the studio will undoubtedly release a full version once all their extra content has hit the market and has been out for a few months.

Who would you like to see added to the game? Are you at all interested in playing as Martian Manhunter? Share your opinions in the comments below.

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This article was first posted on July 15, 2013