Between the base game and the DLC packs, there are a great number of DC characters players can take control of in Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice 2. As it turns out, however, there were even more characters who were considered for the game’s roster, but ultimately did not make the final cut.

Some posts on Injustice 2‘s senior concept artist Justin Murray’s Artstation page show off unused concept art featuring such characters, including infamous occult scouser John Constantine, former Batman sidekick Bluebird, classic Batman villain Penguin, the demon known as Etrigan, a particularly battle-harned Detective Chimp and everyone’s favorite Kryptonian canine Krypto.

Given the respective prowess of Constantine and Etrigan, the popular fighting game likely would have taken a slightly more supernatural turn had these characters made the final cut.

Moreover, given their more imposing designs, it seems that Injustice 2‘s main conflict would have hit Bluebird and Detective Chimp rather hard, not to mention old Oswald Cobblepot, who was never exactly the most level-headed Gotham resident to begin with

Finally, if Krypto was meant to be a playable character, it would have been interesting to see how his playstyle differed from that of his humanoid counterparts.

Next time, perhaps.

Injustice 2 is currently available for Xbox One, PS4PCAndroid and iOS.

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Noah Dominguez
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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.