As the new year approaches, games like Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are beginning to reveal different aspects to bring in the hype from the gaming community. Unfortunately, due to a recent leak, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has had its big bad design revealed, and sadly, it hasn’t pleased some members of the gaming community.
Since the game’s official release is speedily approaching, it is highly unlikely that Rocksteady will take into consideration changing the design of Brainiac, but as a company that has dealt with DC in the past and changed certain villain designs to suit the story, it makes sense that Rocksteady will give Brainiac a new design for this iteration.
What Does Brainiac Look Like in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?
Originally shared on Reddit but quickly removed by the moderators, it is clear that Brainiac has taken a small detour from his usual look in the DC comics, but the changes aren’t very big as he still has many of his usual features, just altered slightly to suit a new form of media.
Usually in comics and other iterations like TV and other games like the Injustice series, Brainiac is known for his bright green skin and bright purple armor. This usually makes him stand out in a crowd while also emphasizing that he is an alien with a purpose.
However, in this version of Brainiac, he has had his skin tone reduced slightly to be less green, nearly turning it essentially into a pale gray. His armor has also been brightened and partially crystallized, making him look slightly more formidable.
Even though Brainiac is named the way he is, many who have never seen the character would assume that his brain would be on display for the world to see.
In the comics, this isn’t true, as he would mainly have some kind of helmet or implant on his head, but this version of Brainiac does seem to have some kind of brain abnormality, as it is rather unclear to see, but at the rear of his head there are some more crystals poking out, and many gamers and comic fans have begun to wonder why they are there.
One of the most unique changes to Brainiac’s design is his robotic tentacles, which usually follow him around and are mainly used as both weapons and mind-control devices. In his other iterations, Brainiac’s tentacles tend to look similar to Doc Ock from Marvel’s Spider-Man, with them being robotic with claws on the end for grabbing things.
However, in this version, Brainiacs tentacles have had a small change, as they look a lot more like actual tentacles while still keeping that purple glow to them. Even though this may be an improvement for some, many have asked why this has been changed, as Brainiac looks less like a technological marvel and more like a generic bad guy.
What Does the Gaming Community Think About This Change to Brainiac’s Design?
For many reasons, there will be a lot of comments regarding Brainiac’s design, as both the gaming community and the comic book community will have things to say regarding this design. At the moment, most of these communities have already begun to show their dislike for this character design.
Even though Rocksteady has only made rather miniscule changes to the Brainiac’s design, these small changes have clearly caused a lot of gamers to begin to give their opinions of the game in general, basing their opinions on this one character design.
In the past, Rocksteady has been known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to character design, and even though the fan base isn’t happy with the decision, it could entirely make sense in the context of the game world. But until the game releases, we do not know whether this has been intentional for story reasons or if Rocksteady has just decided to try and improve on the character.
At the moment, with the dislike that this character design is receiving, it is looking very likely that some members of the gaming community will ignore this game. However, the other character designs that have been included in the game have been spectacular and could sway public opinion, but for now, it looks like the gaming and comic book communities are not happy.