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Should Detective Chimp throw his hat in the ring?


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Solomon Gorondy

Should Goro be top 5?

Detective Chimp is awesome and he deserves a spot on the roster. Here's why...


SUPER STRENGTH:

The average chimp would be at least twice as strong as Batman in almost every way. Chimpanzees have genes that create muscle fibers both stronger and more dense than human muscle. They also have huge amounts of testosterone during their youth which, among other things, acts as a natural steroid. Why does that matter? Well, Detective Chimp was blessed with eternal youth from the Fountain of the same name.

AGILITY:

An average chimp can run faster on all fours than an Olympic sprinter. Also chimps are known to roll around; a perfect fit for the dash and roll mechanics. His trait could relate to how chimps move via swinging, climbing, and clinging.

DURABILITY:

Chimp brains are about a 3rd the size of a human's while having similar sized skulls so they are hard to concuss. Chimps live at the mercy of mother nature and fellow apes which implies a certain level of pain tolerance the average man would not have. Their fur protects against laceration and absorbs kinetic force.

COMMAND GRABS:
A chimp's grip strength is superhuman and they can grasp with their feet. Imagine Detective Chimp choking a foe with his feet while striking them with his fists. Maybe he could perform a throw with his feet, something I have never seen in a fighting game. He could even have a trait based on command grabs

VICIOUS BITES:
A chimpanzee has a larger set of teeth, jaws, and bite forces than a human, and they rarely brush. Gorilla Grodd looks bad-ass when he bites and so could DC. He could have a trait built around biting his foe as chimpanzees are known to cripple their rivals by biting vital areas.

INTELLIGENCE:
Despite DC's smaller brain, he has a genius level intellect comparable to Batman. Detective Chimp can communicate with all animals, including all spoken and written languages. It beats talking to fish and, if you think about it, may make him the world's greatest detective. A trait could be built around his detective skills; he could have a chargeable trait where he walks around with a magnifying glass and when fully charged he'd gain new attacks and such. The possibilities are endless.

SMALL BODY:
Detective Chimp could have the smallest hurt-box in the game and Gorilla Grodd the largest. There is something poetic about that game design. I'd enjoy taking the apes to the lab to practice combos.

HE NEEDS IT MORE THAN MOST:
Video games are a great way to introduce lesser known characters to the mainstream without any real risk; if the community doesn't like them, they simply won't be picked leaving the more popular characters to revel in "free publicity." I'd bet a cameo in a popular video game is worth more than one in a popular comic or even TV show. Let's face it... Blue Beetle, Cheetah, and Detective Chimp aren't getting their own movie or cartoon anytime soon so a cameo in a fighting game is honestly the best they can hope for. Characters like Lex Luthor and Joker couldn't care less if they were in this game or not; their legacy remains relatively unaffected by their presence in Injustice 2.

Thanks for reading. Cue the outro...

 
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Solomon Gorondy

Should Goro be top 5?
8 DLC slots:
Deathstroke
Beast Boy
Starfire
Raven (Teen Titan Pack)
Spawn
MK Character
Static
Aqualad


I see all of these happening 100 times over before we get the monkey. No offense, but hell no.
Aqualad must be a joke right? Like how could he even compete in the presence of Aquaman?

Spawn would be great, especially if they could cross promote with Macfarlane toys to get an Injustice toyline. Beast boy could be an awesome character design; I'd like a unique character like him among the cast. Starfire and Static also have powers that haven't really been seen in the franchise yet.
 

Trauma_and_Pain

Filthy Casual
Apes are badass, but:

  1. Hurtbox would be very short
  2. Already one playable sentient non-human ape (yes there are 2 plant characters... but I feel ape is more niche than plant, and Detective Chimp in particular is more niche than Swampy/Ivy)
  3. Does Detective Chimp even fight? I've never seen him fight.
 

Evil Canadian

G O K U
Royal Contributor
Detective chimp is a better detective than batman, and better than batman and all his shitty villains.

Its a crying shame if detective chimp isn't in over a goddamn loser character like joker!!
 

Evil Canadian

G O K U
Royal Contributor
Apes are badass, but:

  1. Hurtbox would be very short
  2. Already one playable sentient non-human ape (yes there are 2 plant characters... but I feel ape is more niche than plant, and Detective Chimp in particular is more niche than Swampy/Ivy)
  3. Does Detective Chimp even fight? I've never seen him fight.
1. yoda is an all time classic fighting game character
2. you are literally a bigot you ape racist.
3. nobody fights better than detective chimp!!
 

FinalBoss_FGC

Day -4MONTHS Dual Jin main
Aqualad must be a joke right? Like how could he even compete in the presence of Aquaman?

Spawn would be great, especially if they could cross promote with Macfarlane toys to get an Injustice toyline. Beast boy could be an awesome character design; I'd like a unique character like him among the cast. Starfire and Static also have powers that haven't really been seen in the franchise yet.
I was trying to pull someone off of Young Justice but Booster Gold makes more sense.
 

Mr. Freeze

Green Lantern and Grodd Main
8 DLC slots:
Deathstroke
Beast Boy
Starfire
Raven (Teen Titan Pack)
Spawn
MK Character
Static
Aqualad


I see all of these happening 100 times over before we get the monkey. No offense, but hell no.
I'm really hoping they put aqualad in. We need more Atlantian charecters and he already has a tailor made moveset for Injustice.
 

Trauma_and_Pain

Filthy Casual
1. yoda is an all time classic fighting game character
2. you are literally a bigot you ape racist.
3. nobody fights better than detective chimp!!
I super hope this is sarcasm (if it is, well played).

High attacks go right over Yoda's head in Soul Calibur and he can't even be grabbed. Like, completely immune to all grabs. Everyone agrees he was the worst thing to happen in that game and he's unofficially banned by the community.
 

Evil Canadian

G O K U
Royal Contributor
I super hope this is sarcasm (if it is, well played).

High attacks go right over Yoda's head in Soul Calibur and he can't even be grabbed. Like, completely immune to all grabs. Everyone agrees he was the worst thing to happen in that game and he's unofficially banned by the community.
wjhats sarcasm
 

Solomon Gorondy

Should Goro be top 5?
hmm....the hurtboxes could be a huge issue
Chimpanzee males can measure up to 160 centimetres (63 inches).
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_chimpanzee )
The average Woman's height in america, from a study in 2010, is 162 centimeters (63.8 inches)
( http://www.livestrong.com/article/357769-weight-height-for-the-average-american-woman/)

So knowing that, when Detective Chimp gets hit, his body could act in the same way as a female hurt-box allowing all applicable combos to work on him. He could also increase the size of his hurt-box by walking backwards, jumping, attacking, etc.