The other day, a trio of fighters were revealed to be coming to Injustice 2 – Raiden from Mortal Kombat, Hellboy from the legendary comic series, and Black Manta, nemesis of Aquaman. Now, a new trailer for the game has shown just what Black Manta can do, and if this video is anything to go by, he’s an absolute ferocious fighter, which isn’t surprising if you know the history of the legendary DC Comics villain.
You might find it odd that Black Manta is held in such high regard while Aquaman is not. Or at least, he wasn’t for a long time. But the reason for this is that while Aquaman has been portrayed many different ways over the years, Black Manta has been a constant more-or-less in his life. He’s always hated Aquaman, and has done whatever it took to get the upper hand on his foe, even bettering himself and his equipment so that he can go toe-to-toe with the King of the Oceans.
And that tenacity and desire is shown here in Injustice 2 in full force. Black Manta is an absolutely brutal fighter, using a mixture of blades, missiles, harpoons, and of course his infamous helmet blasts that are powerful enough to sear the skin off of Atlanteans (for the record, that’s very hard to do). As if that wasn’t enough Black Manta also has a jet pack that’ll let him hover in the area and even traverse a certain distance to help him gain advantages on his foes.
It’s also worth noting that even in the Injustice universe, Black Manta loathes Aquaman for killing his father, which was a recent addition to the comics lore to make them even more bitter of enemies.
Black Manta will be available in Injustice 2 in September, you best be ready for him, else you’ll get burned.