Fan casting for MultiVersus has gone pretty wild after the internet realized HBO characters could make it into the game. Now everyone from Tony Soprano to John Oliver are suggested as playable fighters in the surprisingly impressive WB Smash Bros-alike.
Twitter users were surprised by the inclusion of Arya Stark, a character who arguably comes from very different source material than the rest of the cast, who draw mostly from the history of Warner Bros. cartoons and DC Comics.
If Arya Stark, a character on a notoriously violent and sexually explicit TV show, is perfectly fine to appear in this game, which Warner Bros. and HBO back catalog character would be off the table? Since then, people have been sharing their ideal surprise performances from HBO classics. Honestly, we’d love to see most of them.
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The clear favorite – based on the sheer weight of the tweets alone – seems to be Tony Soprano, who, much like Ayra Stark, ended his critically acclaimed TV show with an uncertain future. But what can you say, the true ending of The Sopranos, after the fade to black, doesn’t Tony fall through a portal?
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The car from Supernatural
The Property Brothers
— Mathematics❁ Certified Sun Dodger (@MCMathematics) May 16, 2022
Some characters are more obvious than others. the wires Omar Klein (played by the late Michael K. Williams) is a fan favorite. His iconic performance borders on larger than life, even for the grounded and slow-moving fiction of the series he’s known for. He is equipped with body armor and a range of ballistic weapons. What I’m saying is that I think he could beat Adventure Time’s Finn.
— Andrew Graff (@Graff_Freelance) December 7, 2021
you might think John Oliver is just a normal human with no superpowers and may not even be above average physical strength… but the same could be said of Scooby Doo’s Shaggy, who has been elevated to mythic power by willingly adopting the Powerful Shaggy Meme. He was included in MultiVersus’ confirmed list as a believable opponent for Batman. Basically, get Oliver in.
— STORMNIKA⚡ (@stormbarzz) November 18, 2021
And what about characters who aren’t known for violence? Well, MultiVersus includes a playable version of The Iron Giant, a character whose pacifism in the face of armed opposition serves as a defining symbol of love’s victory over fear. And yet he’s in here beating Bugs Bunny. If developer Player First Games is happy to include him, they’re probably more than satisfied with Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw using a pair of Louboutins like daggers.
Honestly, the requests are endless and the ideas are consistently oddly entertaining, so here are some of our favorites:
Here’s the main reason why it’s all #Multiversus Thing is great, friends: maybe one day we can pit Ragman and Beetlejuice against Vern Schillinger and the Night King.
— Neil Dress (@neildress) November 19, 2021
I think they should add Eli Gemstone to Multiversus
— erin (@audiodiaries) May 20, 2022
— Djungelskog 🇸🇪 ➐ (@djungelskog_usa) May 20, 2022
I hope to play as Noho Hank in multiversus
— ky (@saranghader) May 17, 2022
And if you like my I think everything I say to Logan Roy from Succession makes no less sense than Arya Stark and they should see if Brian Cox comes in and does the voice.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/multiversus-hbo-tony-soprano-john-oliver-omar-little Fans want HBO stars in MultiVersus, including Tony Soprano and John Oliver