Injustice 2 Almost Had A Version Of Static, Milestone Media's Awesome Electric Superhero 

Damn it, we were so close to getting one of Milestone Media's best characters in the new superhero fighting game. Heroes and villains from all over the DC Comics multiverse are part of the roster in Injustice 2 but, for the most part, they come from the well-known core of characters clustered around the Justice League. It would have been nice to get a playable fighter with roots from another fictional landscape entirely, which is what almost happened with Static.

Image: DC Comics. Art by Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, and Le Beau Underwood.

Marco Nelor is a character designer who's worked on Mortal Kombat and the first Injustice game, also made by game studio NetherRealm. On his Instagram account, he shared an image of Static done during the development process of Injustice 2:

I don't love the braids here -- because I always thought Virgil's out-of-control natural was a nice consequence of his electrical powers -- but everything else about this design is a nice update to Virgil Hawkins. It's how he might look if appearing for the first time today. There's always the chance that Static might drop as part of a DLC add-on or future Injustice game, of course. But, given how silent DC has been on all things Milestone, seeing this glimpse of what could have been stings, just like a static shock.


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    It is a shame, he seemed to have a lot of support from people asking for him in the dlc.

    I'd love to see him in DLC, but I'd also love to see a design that didn't look like a terrible 1990's stereotype...

    I remember watching the CN cartoon back in the day and my jaw dropping when Batman (and later, the rest of the JL) started dropping cameos. I had no idea that he was part of the DC universe. There was also this fugitive robot whose number I cannot recall right now who was also revealed to be DC in a similar way.

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