Black Manta is a cameo and DLC playable character who appears in Injustice 2.
As forces converge upon Atlantis and its King, a current of vengeance flows through the ruthless undersea mercenary known as Black Manta. Sworn to avenge the death of his father, Black Manta has long waited in darkness for his moment to strike.
Black Manta serves as a stage hazard in Atlantis stage, as part of the stage transition from the Trench Queen nursery.
He serves as a downloadable character from the second Fighter Pack.
Powers and Abilities
Black Manta is a skilled undersea swimmer, with his bodysuit allowing him to survive the intense pressure of the deep ocean trenches, and is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter who has gone to blows with Aquaman on several occasions.
Brainiac stole Atlantis. For that, I could have thanked him. But that wasn't enough. Arthur Curry's kingdom had to be wiped from history. Forgotten. Lost. As it should be. I found just the place, guarded by Earth's most savage predators. Once upon a time, Arthur Curry killed my father. Now that I've killed his kingdom, all that remains is to kill "the King" himself. Only then will I consider my father's murder avenged. Only then will I rest. And what of Aquaman? Does he come forward to avenge his own people? No. He hides behind an alien and an Amazon. Let him. It won't save him. Compared to that alien freak, Brainiac, these three will be fish for the slaughter. And when they're dead, the world can thank Black Manta.
The Black Manta design from Injustice is very different to the Injustice 2 stage transition design. The stage transition design also features a wrist gauntlet that fires lasers, a hand held trident (katar), twin blades and a trident, the only remaining of these weapons on the DLC character is the wrist gauntlet and the katar.
Black Manta wears a black bodysuit and a large silver helmet with red glowing eye holes (making him resemble an alien) and breathing tubes connected to the oxygen tanks on his back. However, in the Atlantis Stage Transition, his helmet has a different visor and helmet shape.
To your right is Black Manta's skin, Forever Evil. He is wearing his default gear. The remainder of his costumes can be found on his gallery page.
- He is mentioned in the story mode by the alternate Aquaman.
- In the games first trailer, Black Manta retained his original design. However, the helm was redesigned for unknown reasons.
- Near the end of the Fighter Pack 1 trailer, six silhouettes appear, indicating that these are future DLC characters. One of the silhouettes resemble Black Manta. This turned out to be true as of Fighter Pack 2.
- Black Manta's ending makes a reference The Trench, an ocean-dwelling race of evil creatures that are enemies of Aquaman in the comics. Some of them can be seen briefly in the ending as well.
|Injustice: Gods Among Us||Aquaman • Ares • Bane • Batman • Black Adam • Catwoman • Cyborg • Deathstroke • Doomsday • Flash • Green Arrow • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn • Hawkgirl • Joker • Killer Frost • Lex Luthor • Nightwing • Raven • Shazam • Sinestro • Solomon Grundy • Superman • Wonder Woman|
|DLC Characters||Batgirl • Lobo • Martian Manhunter • Scorpion • Zatanna • Zod|
|Injustice 2||Aquaman • Atrocitus • Bane • Batman • Black Adam • Black Canary • Blue Beetle • Brainiac • Captain Cold • Catwoman • Cheetah • Cyborg • Deadshot • Doctor Fate • Flash • Firestorm • Gorilla Grodd • Green Arrow • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn • Joker • Poison Ivy • Robin • Scarecrow • Supergirl • Superman • Swamp Thing • Wonder Woman|
|DLC/Preorder Characters||Black Manta • Darkseid • Hellboy • Raiden • Red Hood • Starfire • Sub-Zero|