An alleged upcoming character roster for fighter MultiVersus has leaked online, and it includes a number of surprising faces – including the warm, wholesome one of Ted Lasso, star of Apple TV+’s beloved dramedy. The list comes courtesy of the same Reddit leaker who shared the existence of the game originally, lending a lot of credence to the list. That said, the accuracy of the leak doesn’t make it any more believable.
Ted Lasso has become so beloved for being a soft, kind-hearted show that evokes those warm and fuzzy feelings. Of all the characters under the Warner Bros. banner (while the show airs on Apple TV+, it is produced and distributed by Warner Bros.) he feels the least likely to get hands-on in a brawler atmosphere – but stranger things have happened.
The full leak includes a number of other faces, many of which feel far more likely to be included in the game in future. According to the leaker, the following characters are relatively finished and closest to being released, with voice lines already available in the game:
- The Joker (DC)
- Raven (Teen Titans / DC)
- Gizmo (Gremlins)
- Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes)
- LeBron James
- Rick (Rick and Morty)
- Morty (Rick and Morty)
- Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
- Daenerys (Game of Thrones)
- The Hound (Game of Thrones)
- Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz)
- Godzilla (Gojira)
Of these, the most interesting is LeBron James – but given he appeared as a major character in Warner Bros. film Space Jam 2, which appears to be a primary inspiration for MultiVersus, his inclusion isn’t too surprising.
As for the other characters, many have already been referenced via in-game items (Mr. Meeseeks from Rick and Morty appears as a training dummy, for example) – or they have characters from their franchises already included in the game.
In addition to the ‘mostly finished’ characters, a number of others have also been named as currently being in active development, alongside Ted Lasso. These include:
- Johnny Bravo (Johnny Bravo)
- Fred Flintstone (The Flintstones)
- Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack)
- The Powerpuff Girls (The Powerpuff Girls)
- The Animaniacs (The Animaniacs)
- Duck Dodgers Daffy (Looney Tunes)
- Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
- Ben 10 (Ben 10)
The Powerpuff Girls and The Animaniacs are currently reported to be ‘all in one’ characters, although whether this means they’re palette swaps or that they’ll work together as a unit on the battlefield is currently unknown.
Whatever the case, it looks like there’s set to be some real excitement in store for MultiVersus, one of the most well-rounded brawler games we’ve seen in some time. It appears there’s high hopes for the title going forward, so expect at least a few of these names to make the cut as the game heads towards release.
MultiVersus is currently set to launch in late 2022.