Usually, skins just change the appearance of your character and don’t do much else. When it comes to Injustice 2, however, it’s the Premier Skins that completely change the nature of the game. Premier Skins turn a fighter into a different hero or villain and give them a new set of abilities.
Injustice 2 has a roster of some of the most popular and powerful beings in the DC Universe. The massive roster couldn’t fit everyone, so Premier Skins were created to ensure other characters got their time in the spotlight. There are a total of ten Premier Skins in Injustice 2, and we’ve ranked them.
10/10 Cheetah Like Vixen
Cheetah’s Premier Skin is that of Vixen, who uses the ancient Tantu Totem to summon the powers of any animal. If she stays in her animal state for too long, she will go wild, so she has learned that hand-to-hand combat should be effective when she needs a break.
Her fighting style is similar to Cheetah’s. There is no change to stats or attack moves when using the skin. However, she receives alternate voice lines, opening and victory scenes, and interactions with other characters.
9/10 Captain Cold As Mr. Freeze
Captain Cold shares his character automaton with Mr. Freeze. This Premier skin brings the iconic Batman villain to Injustice 2. He keeps mentioning how he uses his powers to cure his wife’s terminal illness and doesn’t see himself as a villain.
Nothing changes with the movements between Captain Cold and Mr. Freeze. They both use a cold gun and can freeze opponents in place. Their Super Move is also the same, Absolute Zero. You will find different discussions between Mr. Freeze and members of the Bat-Family compared to Captain Cold’s chats with them.
8/10 The Flash As Jay Garrick
The man who goes by the name The Flash in Injustice 2 is Barry Allen. Using the Premier Skin, you remove the speed suit and replace it with the unforgettable winged helmet of Jay Garrick, the original Flash. Jay Garrick was also an alternate skin for Barry Allen’s The Flash in the first Injustice game.
Jay has many of the same powers and abilities as Barry Allen in Injustice 2. He is a bit slower than his counterpart, but not in the game.
7/10 Cyborg as grid
Grid is Cyborg’s Premier Skin and is essentially the evil version of Victor Stone. Grid is artificial intelligence created by Cyborg that was in his memory subsystems until he was freed by Brainiac, infected and turned rogue.
His goal is to evolve the universe past the need for humanity. Grid’s appearance is almost identical to Cyborg’s, but the red highlights are green, and his face clearly lacks any human features. Instead, Grid is completely robotic and looks terrifying.
6/10 Superman as Bizarro
Lex Luthor’s failed attempt to clone Superman brought Bizarro to the world. Bizarro speaks in contradictions, wears the famous backwards ‘S’ on his chest, and even took on the Kryptonian name El-Kal. He really is a reversed version of Superman, from his actions to his appearance.
This Premier skin sees a change in attack from the original character. Bizarro still has Superman’s moveset, but the results of these moves are different. Some examples are instead of Freeze Breath he has Fire Breath and instead of Heat Vision he has Ice Vision.
5/10 Raiden as black lightning
Black Lightning is the only Premier skin not tied to a DC Comics hero or villain, used as an alternate for Mortal Kombat’s Raiden. Thunder God is available via Fighter Pack 2 in Injustice 2, making Black Lightning a guest character as well.
Black Lightning was a high school principal who decided to use his street-level powers to stop neighborhood crime. The powers between Black Lightning and Raiden are similar, with the only difference being how Black Lightning’s attacks are delivered. The Power Surge Super Move conjures a giant fist instead of Raiden’s dragon.
4/10 Supergirl As Power Girl
Kara Zor-El is Supergirl while Kara Zor-L is Power Girl. The latter is Earth-2, alternate universe version of the same character. Both are cousins to Superman in their respective universes and have the same Kryptonian abilities.
The Premier Skin change is purely cosmetic, but Injustice 2 does a fantastic job customizing the Power Girl costume. Truthfully, the only real differences between Supergirl and Power Girl are their names and their origin stories.
3/10 The flash as reverse flash
Eobard Thawne is the reason Barry Allen became The Flash. As the Reverse Flash, he went back in time to kill Barry’s mother, setting in motion the timeline that would create The Flash. The entire Flash versus Reverse Flash saga is paradoxical from start to finish. It makes sense that this villain is a prime skin for his arch nemesis.
Along with Grid, Reverse Flash is the only Premier skin to appear in Injustice 2’s story mode. He is a supporting antagonist who uses the same move set as The Flash. The only change between the shells is that instead of Barry’s yellow lightning, the Reverse Flash emits red lightning.
2/10 Batman as Bruce Wayne
The community wasn’t too happy about this being released as a Premier Skin, but there’s no doubt that it’s one of the funnest options in Injustice 2. It takes the cape and cowl off Batman and turns him into his secret billionaire identity. by Bruce Wayne.
Batman is kind of the main character in the story of both Injustice games, and the switch to Bruce Wayne doesn’t take anything away from him. He can still punch, kick and slam his opponents in the same way he can under the guise of The Dark Knight. It makes you wonder where he hides all these gadgets.
1/10 Green Lantern as John Stewart
Hal Jordan may be the most famous Green Lantern, but John Stewart has caught on in popularity, mostly thanks to the Justice League animated series. That makes his Premier Skin one of the most popular to get in Injustice 2, as it adds another member of the Green Lantern Corps to the game.
The cosmetic change and personality change from Hal to John is evident in the opening interactions of a fight. Additionally, John Stewart has more effective striking attacks due to his time as a Marine.
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