Can't remember where (it was another site), but I recently saw a post where someone questioned how much longer this game could go. How we were getting down to not having very many good playable heroes left. So I sat down and made a list of playable characters we hadn't gotten yet. It's certainly not every character Marvel has ever published. But I was surprised by how many I came up with. Then I wondered, how many do I think will actually ever make it into the game, and what are their odds. So I hope you'll enjoy the below list.
The first group is the list of characters that have already been confirmed as coming, already mentioned in discussion, or are big enough names that I don't see how they could NOT be added.
Confirmed: Ares, Bishop, Doctor Voodoo, Elektra, Moon Knight, Squirrel Girl.
Discussed by Playdom: Domino, Madrox, Iceman, Namor.
Sure Bets: Winter Soldier, Falcon, Starlord, Rocket Raccoon, Blade.
This group contains the rest of the most highly requested characters or those that seem like they'd fit right in.
Cloak, Dagger, Longshot, Dazzler, Cannonball, Sunspot, White Tiger, Songbird, Skaar, Wiccan, Speed, Venom (Eddie Brock), Agent Venom (Flash Thompson), Warpath, Nova, Jubilee, Polaris, Nick Fury, Hulkling, Quake, Hope Summers, Firestar, Quasar, Blink, Drax, Gamora.
In this group I've put the characters that really probably should be in the first two groups, but based on their power sets or other issues might cause problems for Playdom. Or maybe they're just not quite popular enough...
Groot, Sentry, Hyperion, Adam Warlock, Black Bolt, Professor X, Silver Surfer, Captain Mar-Vell, Beta Ray Bill, Howard the Duck, Taskmaster, Ronin, Banshee.
This group contains those characters that exist on the edge. Maybe they're well known enough to get made, maybe they're not. This contains the "second tier" of the most demanded as well as some of my personal favorites.
Aurora, Northstar, Guardian, Vindicator, Snowbird, Shaman, Talisman, Sasquatch, Forge, Crystal, Medusa, Sunfire, Heimdall, Volstagg, Fandral, Hogun, Speedball / Penance, Morbius, Darkhawk, Rachel Grey-Summers, Armor, Stepford Cuckoos, Nico Minoru, Molly Hayes, Moonstar, X-Man, Kate Bishop, Echo, Dust, Ka-Zar, Doc Samson, Toad, Nighthawk, Power Woman (Jessica Jones), Sandman, Spectrum (Monica Rambeau).
This is the group that contains several I'd love to see, but are lower on the level of recognition.
Gorgon, Triton, Karnak, Balder the Brave, Red She Hulk, Man-Thing, Pixie, Gladiator, Moondragon, Sersi, Starfox, Magma, Wolfsbane, Werewolf by Night, Hellcat, Justice / Marvel Boy, Noh-Varr / Protector, Big Bertha, Mach V, Blue Marvel, Deathlok, Ghost, Mimic, Monet, Morph, Mystique, Sabretooth, Shang-Chi, Stature, Patriot,
This is the "never say never" group. The Thundras of the Marvel Universe. Could they be added to the game? Sure, they'd probably work. Will they? I'd be very surprised, just as I was when they released Thundra. But they're just well-known enough it could happen.
Machine Man, US Agent, Boom-Boom, Elixir, Sabra, Jack of Hearts, Hazmat, Strong Guy, Silver Sable, Amadeus Cho, A-Bomb, Atlas, Box, Broo, Feral, Genis-Vell, Manifold, Namorita, Sage, Rockslide, Sharon Carter, Karma, Spider-Girl, Smasher, Phyla-Vell.