First Brainiac, Now Poison Ivy. Upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Shows Rocksteady May Have Lost the Plot

It isn't the regular old Poison Ivy we all know.

First Brainiac, Now Poison Ivy. Upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Shows Rocksteady May Have Lost the Plot

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  • Rocksteady Studios has revealed Poison Ivy's new look in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
  • Players are enraged over Poison Ivy being a child in a game starring Harley Quinn.
  • The recent Brainiac leak also didn't sit well with DC fans.
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Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is one of the major upcoming games in 2024 that has got gamers all excited. The game is set in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham games and will see Task Force X go up against some of the most powerful DC superheroes and save the world from chaos and destruction.

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While almost everything looks okay so far, it seems like the developer may have missed the plot, as the recent leaked character designs of Brainiac and Poison Ivy seem to be nowhere near their comic counterparts. Fans are not at all happy about it, and the developer is under scrutiny.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Seems to Drift Away From the Original Plot

Poison Ivy has a new look in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
Poison Ivy has a new look in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

These last few weeks have been for the developer as several leaks regarding the game, including the plot, surfaced on the internet, and Rocksteady had to warn players of such spoilers and try to stay away from them. These leaks also revealed stuff about Brainiac and Poison Ivy, and the developer decided to let players know about Poison Ivy.

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However, the big reveal hasn’t gone down well with the fans as it is very different from her original character designs in the comics. The latest episode in the Suicide Squad Insider series, where the developers talk about the game, revealed the support squad, including Poison Ivy. But this time, Ivy is not how Batman Arkham fans would remember her, as she is now a child.

Ivy sacrificed herself in Batman: Arkham Knight, and it was debated how she would return to the games, but Rocksteady took a turn nobody saw coming. As per the developer, Ivy left a sprout when she died, and when Task Force X tracks her down, it’s revealed that she has begun the aging process all over again and is a child. This is exactly how Groot returned as a child in the MCU, and fans are not happy about this take.

Ivy is now a child and also has changes in character design.
Ivy is now a child and also has changes in character design.

The main reason behind this is the romantic relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, which is considered one of the best recent things about DC, and now it will not be seen in the game due to her being a child. But it’s not just about her being a child; her whole character design has changed. Her skin is now golden, and the sclera is black, and fans are not sure what to make of it.

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Fans are arguing over how the developer plans to take her arc further after making an iconic DC villain a child, who’s arguably one of the most important characters in the Suicide Squad given her history with Quinn. While some are optimistic that there could be a new and different angle that’s never been explored.

Ivy’s role in gameplay is also not something that players will be thrilled about, as she will be acting as a vendor. She will provide extra elemental damage to players’ weapons, and each damage will also have a drawback. There are also other support characters introduced in the game, such as Gizmo, Toyman, Penguin, Hack, and more. While Ivy’s new character design has been criticized, it isn’t the only one that has landed Rocksteady in trouble.

The recent Brainiac leak showing not so not-so-green character was also criticized by fans.
The recent Brainiac leak showing a not-so-green character was also criticized by fans.

The recent Brainiac leak also brought the developer under fire, as the character looks different from the usual look it has in other DC media. Brainiac’s traditional design is bright green skin with purple armor, but the leaks revealed that he is more purple than the typical green and more alien than he’s supposed to be.

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Those who have seen the trailers for the game know that Brainiac has taken control over DC superheroes’ and is toying with them as weapons of destruction, so it is clear that he will play an important part in the game, but fans are still wondering why his looks changed, what else has Rocksteady changed, and will it be anything substantial. It’s definitely a point for speculation, but nothing can be said for certain until the game releases on February 2, 2024.

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.