5 Comic Book Heroes Who Would Benefit from the Arkham City Treatment

Batman and Spider-Man get all the games. Every once in a while, we get a combo with the X-Men, Justice League, or a movie-compatible video game without much effort; but the fact that all the energy is spent on two heroes is pretty upsetting, considering all the characters ripe for their own video games. In fact, it could be argued that some characters are too perfect for video games. Their abilities, gadgets, or stories are almost too easily adaptable for the medium, and quite frankly, it's about time some of them got the light of day (especially considering it could be some time before they get a chance at their own solo film). So, enough of this intro. Let's get to it.

5. The Flash

What It Could Be: Spider-Man 2 + Sonic the Hedgehog The Flash is that kind of superhero game that's just going to be pure, unadulterated fun. And if you think that Barry Allen (or Wally West's) only power is running at super-speed, you'd be jeered at by the comic book community. See, Flash just doesn't work at heightened speeds, his mind also goes that lightning fast, too. He can speed-read and retain that information, which could add for some pretty funny bonuses in a game. Let's also not forget that Flash can vibrate fast enough to pass through objects. But a free-roaming, multi-narrative Flash video game would be incredible fun, and it's about time we got his character in a game where he's not duking it out with other members of the Justice League. There was a game in development a few years ago, but it got nixed. The video is below. http://youtu.be/HrtwUQXuSXY
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Cameron Carpenter is an aspiring screenwriter, current film and journalism student, and self-diagnosed cinephile, which only sounds bad in certain circles. Devoted fan of comics, movies, theater, Jesus Christ, Sidney Lumet, and Peter O'Toole, he sometimes spends too much time on his Scribd and comicbookmovie.com, but doesn't think you're one to judge, devoted reader. You can follow him on Twitter to watch him talk to people you didn't know exist. Oh, and Daredevil is quite the big deal around here (my head).