Considering who they’re going to be up against in the next few Marvel movies, it’s no secret that the Avengers could use some reinforcements, and video games have a lot of different characters that could be a valuable addition to the group. Here are five particular ones that we think would be good.
As someone specifically created to be the ultimate super-soldier much like Captain America, the Master Chief is well-experienced at fighting godlike alien entities, such as the Flood or the Didact. With over a thousand Covenant kills to his name, artificially strengthened bones, heightened speed and reflexes, and state-of-the-art armor, the Chief would be a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield even without his combat skills.
He’s also got the emotional baggage that every Avenger seems to have, as he deals with the loss of Cortana (and her turning evil) and the aftermath of nearly every SPARTAN-II aside from him and Blue Team dying, the fact that the Chief is still stable is definitely something to be proud of.
Another highly specialized alien-fighter, Commander Shepard has the added bonus of also being able to fill in a variety of roles depending on the class that he’s a part of in the Mass Effect games. Whether he’s a run-of-the-mill Soldier with great combat skills, an Adept or Vanguard with biotic powers, or an Engineer with his own set of Alliance-supplied power armor, Shepard could fill any role that’s open in the Avengers.
Much like Iron Man, Shepard also has a team of other friends that he can count on, over a dozen in fact; if Shepard calls all of the different teammates that he’s fought with across three different games, they can make up an Avengers team of their own; they even have a cool mode of transportation in the form of the Normandy.
Considering that Thor is an integral part of the Avengers, it’s only fitting that we get another heavenly figure coming to help in the name of justice, and who better to do it than the Archangel of Justice himself? Tyrael has often been characterized as a protector of humanity, enough that he was willing to become human to fight against the legions of the Burning Hells. With his flight powers, wisdom, immortality, literal countless years of combat experience against the legions of Hell, and his magical sword, Tyrael has fought things far worse than Thanos and managed to come out on top.
As someone who is originally a clone of what many people call the greatest soldier in history, it’s no surprise that someone as stealthy, good in all sorts of combat, and skilled with intrigue would be a good Avenger. Having fought against helicopters and tanks and giant robots on foot, ninjas with cloaking technology, evil clones, and more, Solid Snake would probably think that aliens are something entirely run of the mill by this point.
As one of the most well-known Final Fantasy characters with a lot of power in every swing of his sword, Cloud Strife is a fitting fifth character to join in with the Avengers. With his augmented human body and therefore increased reflexes, strength, speed, and other stats, not to mention his abilities with the Buster Sword, Cloud could do a lot more than someone like Iron Man might think. He can block bullets, battle giant monsters and robots, fight nearly godlike entities, and even, as we can see in Advent Children, fly to a limited extent.
Whether you agree with all of these different heroes being good Avengers or not is all up to you, but there are a lot of different video game characters out there. Do you think that there are other video game characters that would be great Avengers? Let us know in the comments.
Jin Kazama is one of the strongest characters in video games with his Devil Genes since Jin has no model for his fighting style he is not limited to what he can do. Trained by his grandfather, in order to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Jin is motivated by revenge.
Something which most of the Avengers seem to be motivated by. Furthermore, Jin also possesses the Devil Gene, a genetic abnormality. Know who else possess a genetic abnormality? That’s right Hulk also has an alter ego just like Jin Kazama and when they both transform into their alter ego, nothing in their path remains as it were. So yes, we would love to see Jin join the Avengers.
Dante carries a similar emotional baggage, which most of the Avenger heroes do. His mother got killed and his own brother was corrupted by malevolent supernatural foes. He spends his life following in pursuit of those enemies.
Dante is a mercenary, a private investigator and vigilante who hunts the demon. So basically, he fights evil forces far greater than him, which seems to be the case of pretty much all the Avenger heroes. Dante’s aim does match with that of the Avengers and with his Superhuman Strength, Superhuman Speed, Superhuman Agility, Demonic Energy Channeling, Elemental Resistance, Limited Telekinesis, Accelerated Healing Factor, Superhuman Durability, there is no better Game character that, we would like to see joining the Avengers.
The Witcher, also known as, Geralt of Rivia is a straight out monster slayer for hire. He has been mutated and trained to slay deadly beasts. Who else slay deadly beasts? Every other Avenger hero.
Like Thor, he too is looking for a way to belong in a world, all the while filling in for those who need him. The moral compass which The Witcher works around is just what the Avengers have and need.
Sub Zero from Mortal Combat would be a great fit. His innate ability to control ice in many forms is one of the major reasons he should join the Avengers. Aside from Flash freezing his opponents Sub Zero also has the ability to instantly conjure up an ice statue of his own self, which can act as either a scapegoat and a landmine of sorts.
Thor is God and so is Kratos, perhaps more powerful than Thor. While Thor could not defeat Thanos in Infinity War, Kratos is a God Killer, he has killed, Zeus, Hades, Hestia, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, and Hestia. So perhaps it would be a marvel if nothing else, to see Kratos joining the Avengers.
What other video game characters would you like to see join the Avengers?