Injustice Game Plays Up The Killing Joke in Batgirl Reveal
As if the game shouldn’t already come with a mini-refrigerator due to its brutal murdering of Lois Lane, we now have this intro video of Batgirl that shows her being shot in the pages of The Killing Joke.
Because Barbara Gordon is all about getting shot by the Joker. Let’s forget whatever other skills she may have.
Because you couldn’t just have her beat the shit out of the Joker ‘cause, oh I don’t know, he’s a bad guy.
Nope, let’s keep showing that flying coffee cup from a story which is dangerously close to torture porn.
Let’s keep showing that blood stain on her skirt.
Because you really need this motivation for a game which involves superheroes beating the shit out of each other. Superman can’t be just crazy. He has to kill his wife and baby. Batgirl can’t just be an ass kicker. We have to relive the decision to “cripple the bitch”.
There is nothing in this game done tactfully, did you expect different for Barbara? At least we didn’t get her come onto screen in a wheel chair and then have some sort of Robotic legs to stand in. I am just glad they have the character at all. She missed out on the love of Batman Arkham City (Well any Batgirl as Barbara is already Oracle in Arkham Asylum.) I’m happy we get half of the Batfam there. All they need is a Robin, Red Robin and Red Hood DLC.
Yes its tacky, yes its stupid that she cant just beat-down the joker or Bane. I agree. Lets also be happy she has the chance to be introduced to a larger audience.
Something a little cartoonier than usual, but I had to draw fanart of the awesome Batgirl, Inc. character redesigns after I sat down and took some time to really go through the archive and admire all the hard work that’s being put into the project. The people putting this together are the greatest!