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  • Acting for Two:
    • Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy and Bane.
    • Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Raven.
    • Troy Baker as Nightwing, Sinestro, and an Atlantean soldier.
    • Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow and the Atlantean archivist.
    • J. G. Hertzler as Deathstroke and Ares.
    • Jennifer Hale as Hawkgirl and Killer Frost.
    • Joey Naber as Shazam, Black Adam, and the radio news reporter covering the Battle of Stryker's Island.
    • Khary Payton as Cyborg, Doomsday, and an Elite Trooper.
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    • Neal McDonough as the Flash, Regime!Nightwing, and another Elite Trooper.
    • Grey DeLisle as Catwoman and Green Lantern's ring.
    • Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and a radio hostess.
    • Richard Epcar as the Joker and another radio host.
    • Phil La Marr as Aquaman, Green Lantern John Stewart, and an Arkham Asylum guard.
    • Adam Baldwin as Green/Yellow Lantern Hal Jordan and the artificial intelligence for Insurgency!Lex Luthor's warsuit.
  • Banned in China: And in the United Arab Emirates. The game's name was changed to Injustice: The Almighty Among Us for the countries in the Middle East to avoid conflict due to the God name, but in the UAE they still refused to allow the game there.
  • Billing Displacement:
    • Nightwing - Dick Grayson. Though the player plays as him by default and he shows up in advertisement, he only has a brief part in the actual story. In the alternate universe, he is already dead by the time the storyline takes place, and the only Nightwing the player sees is a different person who killed him and took his moniker: Damian Wayne. The game also treats the player as Damian for the purposes of his Battles Ending, though not for the S.T.A.R. Labs Missions�the only place the player plays as Dick.
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    • There are several characters who appear and are playable by default as their mainstream versions, even though they never or barely actually appear and their presence is instead taken up by their Regime/Insurgency versions - Raven, Shazam, Hawkgirl, Catwoman and Harley (though Harley at least does have a very brief one or two line appearance). Mainstream Flash also plays a part in working behind the scenes with his universe's Cyborg and Superman, but you play as Regime Flash in the Story Mode and the Classic Battle implies that you play as Regime Flash.
    • Classic Battle takes the player as if using the main universe Shazam instead of Regime version. And while it looks ambiguous, it looks like the same goes to Raven. note 
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Doomsday's Super Move, Mass Destruction, is often referred to as the "Wrong Turn at Albuquerque."
    • The perpetually usable hanging pig in the Arkham stages is often referred to as "Pig Advantage."
    • The prequel comic is known as Injustice Ball Z due to how little each digital issue progresses the story. It doesn't help that the digital issues are rather short to begin with.
  • Flip-Flop of God: After hinting on Twitter that certain characters might join the roster, Ed Boon had mixed opinions on the inclusion of Aquaman. A portion of his feed is alternating between "of course" and "no way" before finishing with this statement. Then he was confirmed as a character.
  • Lying Creator: Prior to the game's release, NetherRealm were adamant there would no Guest Fighter in the game. Scorpion from Mortal Kombat was the third DLC character announced.
  • No Export for You: A partial example: The game was released in Japan on the PlayStation 3 and Wii U, but not on the inviable Xbox 360.
  • Playing Against Type: Khary Payton as Doomsday.
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Those who preordered at Gamestop got the Red Son pack, containing new outfits for Superman, Wonder Woman and Solomon Grundy, along with twenty missions set within the Superman: Red Son storyline, while those who preordered from Wal Mart got the Arkham City pack, having costumes for Batman, Catwoman and Joker based off their appearances from the game.
  • Prequel in Another Medium: The comic book adaptation takes place before Superman's reign.
  • Prop Recycling:
    • The inmates of Arkham Asylum (the Scarecrow, Killer Croc, the Penguin, Two-Face, and the Riddler) are modified versions of their models from the Arkham Series.
    • Green Lantern's fellow corps members in his victory cutscene look similar to their live-action film versions.
    • Darkseid's appearance is the same one from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
      • Averted in the iOS version, where Darkseid gets a brand new design that's based upon his classic outfit, though with an armored look similar to his New 52 design.
  • Recycled Script: The plot is effectively "A Better World" with a healthy scoop of "Brave New Metropolis" and a pinch of Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, set off by a mixture of The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight, and Kingdom Come.
    • To go into more depth:
      • The Killing Joke: The Joker sets out to drive one of Batman's allies to despair by targeting their family. Only this time he succeeds.
      • The Dark Knight: The Joker murders the lover of Batman's best friend and then gives said friend a Breaking Speech that drives him to corruption.
      • Kingdom Come: The Joker causes the deaths of several people Superman loves, including Lois Lane, and Superman himself loses touch with humanity. The Joker's actions also lead to his own death.
      • "Brave New Metropolis": Superman's descent into darkness starts with Lois Lane's death, and he is aided by Lex Luthor, who later attempts to kill Superman with Kryptonite.
      • "A Better World": Superman's first victim is the villain who killed his close friend and taunted him about how his "no killing policy" would mean they'd get away with it. The rest of the Justice League follow Superman into becoming Fallen Heroes and Batman is the most reluctant to go with the whole Knight Templar thing, with him helping the alternate universe heroes to take them down. Superman also plans an invasion of the heroic universe to enforce his own ideals.
      • Crisis on Two Earths: A heroic Lex Luthor reaches out to the heroes of another universe to defeat a league of their evil counterparts. The heroes are also aided by that universe's Slade Wilson.
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  • Talking to Himself: Not only is this frequent in the story, but the trope is inevitable with the Clash system.
  • Throw It In!: Harley's little "Puddin'" song after she accepts Main Universe!Joker wasn't scripted. Tara Strong started singing it whilst recording and they just happened to get it recorded.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Regime!Superman could have been more Obviously Evil in design, potentially even having Zod's famous facial hair.
    • Black Canary was potentially going to be included in the initial roster, at least, which would have made her the analogue to Sindel, gameplay-wise. She ended up being added in the sequel.
    • Concept art indicates that John Stewart could have been used as Green Lantern instead of Hal Jordan. Stewart was eventually added to the game as an alternate skin, with Jordan being used in the game's story mode and the character's classic battle ending.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Injustice Wiki, Injustice Mobile Wiki, and Injustice Fanon Wiki.


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