Top Ten Franchises That Need Fighting Games

PeterG99
Fighting games normally have original characters, but every so often, an amazing fighting game with already licensed characters is released. With games like Super Smash Bros. , Marvel vs. Capcom, Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale, and Injustice: Gods Among Us, it's clear that licensed franchises are great subjects to fighting games. There are so many others that just NEED fighting games, and this list is dedicated to them (crossovers included).

The Top Ten

1 Marvel vs. DC

Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat may be overdue, but Marvel vs. DC is the next generation of overdue. These companies have been around with us forever, and since they've both been in fighting games AND COMIC CROSSOVERS in the past, there is no excuse... literally NO EXCUSE... for this not to happen. - PeterG99

If there was at least one game that had Hulk vs Superman, Spider-Man vs Static, Wonder Woman vs Captain Marvel, etc oh man that would be awesome.

Magneto vs. Polaris, Joker vs. Goblin, Bats vs. Iron Man. The list goes on. - SapphireDragon95

No question. They should totally do this as a game.

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2 Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat

Come on Ed Boon, this is way too overdue! With the releases of Mortal Kombat vs. DC and Injustice, it's clear that you love crossovers, but if you love your fans than you have to do this! For years now, we've awaited this, hoping that one day, Ryu and Scorpion could officially fight. If it actually happens, you can expect to see yourself bathing in money. - PeterG99

Since the 90's, we've been waiting for this...

3 Indie Games

Something Like Indie Game Battle? - Devonchi

Do I even need to explain? Can you not imagine a fighting game with characters like Quote from Cave Story, Tim from Braid, Commander Video, Super Meat Boy, Shovel Knight, Shantae, Alien Hominid, the Castle Crashers, Hatty Hattington, Captain Viridian... JUST THINK ABOUT IT! And if they have all these companies pitching in, they don't even need a Kickstarter campaign! And you can probably be able to play it on anything! How can you not want this!? - PeterG99

4 Star Wars

I understand that Star Wars has had several fighting games, but none of the games, and I mean NONE, were very good. Another attempt would be very welcome, and with the help of Disney, we'll surely be surprised. Seriously, Star Wars is one of the most famous, highest grossing, most beloved franchises of all time, and it needs a good fighting game! - PeterG99

That game was okay, but the series still has potential for a better fighting game, especially with Episode VII coming out. - PeterG99

5 Disney Disney The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Disney has been around since the 1930s, and since then, they've had lovable characters, amazing movies, and a dedicated fan-base. With the release of Disney Infinity, it's clear they understand crossovers, so why not a fighting game? Combine old Disney, new Disney, Pixar, and maybe even guests from Marvel, Star Wars, Kingdom Hearts, or even the Muppets, and you've got yourself a money-printing machine. - PeterG99

YES! You could settle grudge matches between your favorite characters to see who’s the strongest!

6 Valve

After seeing that Melee intro parody with Valve characters, I've been thinking... this needs to happen! Not only will it have a massive fan-base, but to have things like the Portal Gun and Gravity Gun in a fighting game would make for one of the most unique ever made. Plus, Team Fortress vs. Counter Strike. - PeterG99

Yes, I can just imagine: GLaDOS against Chell... That would be awesome. - username34

I just want to see the sentries and turrets fight each other. - IAmNotARobot

7 The Legend of Zelda
8 Capcom Capcom Capcom Co., Ltd., or Capcom, is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter, as well as highly successful games based on the Disney animated properties. ...read more.

Capcom is the master of tournament fighters. The company has had PLENTY of crossovers in the past with Marvel and SNK, but to have a standalone Capcom crossover with the roster size of MvC3 would be amazing. Imagine a fighting game with all of the characters from all 3 MvC games, and more! - PeterG99

They already have Marvel vs Capcom, which is fun!

9 Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time with some of the most beloved characters of all time, so it makes sense that a fighting game happens, especially with the series failing is recent years. You can play as characters from all of the games, to make the Black Mage fight the White Mage or... better yet... make Aeris fight Sepiroth! Make him pay for all those tears! - PeterG99

It appears someone has never heard of Dissidia

10 Nicktoons Nicktoons

Cartoon Network had Punch Time Explosion, so why can't Nickelodeon have a shot at a fighting game? To combine the old, classic 90's Nick with the more modern Nick could give us the opportunity to battle with characters from SpongeBob, Ren and Stimpy, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, and much more! Nickelodeon has made crossovers in the past, and now it's time for the ultimate one. - PeterG99

Nicktoons REALLY NEEDS a crossover console fighter. While we do have the Super Brawl flash games, they are as shallow as a kiddie pool. So a console game would be pretty cool. - KurisuTanoshidesu

This...already has one on Nickelodeon's website. Though, a MK or Smash style with good damage calculations would be better. Or even a pokemonshowdown modulator. - SapphireDragon95

The Newcomers

? Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

This is a great idea! They have many gems with creative designs. SU may suffer from a villain problem, but maybe when the show ends, you can make the game with it's designated villain. - SapphireDragon95

? Ok Ko: Let's Be Heroes!

The concept art by a fan is already out. - SapphireDragon95

The Contenders

11 Mario

You guys do realize the Super Smash Bros series exists, right? - MasterCreepy

12 Mega Man
13 Adult Swim

100% YES Family Guy vs American Dad vs Cleveland Show vs Rick and Morty - Zindondiddlybop

I mean come on the roster family guy versus aqua teen - SOUTHPARKFANHH

Yes on so many levels. - username34

Are you kidding? This would suck so... it has no poten... okay, this would be awesome! - PeterG99

14 Pokemon

Sounds like someone never heard of Pokken Tournament.

It is the. Best

15 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic the Hedgehog has had a few fighting games, and was even is Smash Bros, but to have a standalone 2D Sonic fighting game with an updated engine and better physics would give Sega so much money. This is also SEGA's chance to revive long-forgotten Sonic characters, like Tikal and the Tails Do... no, that's going too far. - PeterG99

Sonic made his fighting debut in Sonic Unleashed. And it was awesome.
Seriously, can't you people do any research? - MasterCreepy

16 Garo

A really obscure one for this list, Garo is a Tokusatsu series created in 2005 by Keita Amemiya (who was involved in various shows, movies and video games designs such as Onimusha 2 and Shin Megami Tensei 3 ). The series currently has 5 seasons, a few films and an anime (with a second one releasing soon). With it's wide range of characters, you could play as either a Makai Knight, a Makai Priest or the many established villains and Horrors. This series only had one game, but I would love to see a fighting game based on this series.

17 Undertale

This needs to be a thing! Also, imagine this, Sans vs Undyne.

18 Clicker Heroes
19 Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
20 Namco
21 Power Rangers

While Power Rangers technically did have a fighting game, I would like to see them make another one, this time with the other established Rangers from over the past 22 years.

22 My Little Pony

If only Hasbro didn't cease & desist "Fighting is Magic" - in its final production stages, no less!

Yep! - SapphireDragon95

uhhh no... - MasterCreepy

23 Kirby

Okay, so Kirby has had 2 fighting mini-games, but there needs to be a full priced retail Kirby Fighters with MORE THAN KIRBY as fighters.

24 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

With great characters, settings and enjoyable fighting sequences I see no reason why this amazing series can't have it's own fighting game!

Yes! - SapphireDragon95

25 Roblox
26 RWBY RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.

Imagine beating the hell out of your biggest enemy with a gigantic scythe that is also a GUN!

27 Hasbro

We be seen games based on there toys like transformers fall of cybertron. but I think a fighting with all there characters from there toys and board games would be the most fun. imagine all the crazy match ups and stages to do it in. cobra commander vs. Action man in ponyville. mr. Potato head vs Mr. Monopoly in candy land. maybe making it even crazier and adding summons like snake eyes and furby or using items like a super soaker. And maybe even but dlc for mattel so you can fight as he man or barbie. Just not in the. main game or but more dlc for stuff like playmates. it sounds crazy but think about if you want it. we thought so

28 Metroid
29 Overwatch
30 Precure Series
31 Danganronpa Danganronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

Here's one franchise I can see working as an over the top fighting game, with it's colorful cast of characters, it would be fun seeing these characters interacting and duke it out. Maybe have some interesting finishers/executions depending if the player wants to spare them or not. Just throwing some ideas out there.

*facepalms* *smirks* *giggles* *laughs* - Gehenna

32 Chronicles of the Emerged World
33 Minecraft

I don't think Minecraft really needs any fighting because of how bad the physics and fighting style is (spam click) but since the 1.9 combat update is coming, maybe.

Except I hate watching Minecraft gaming videos. - IAmNotARobot

What? You mean like YouTubers fight? Like skydoesminecraft vs bajancanadia?

34 Fire Emblem

Just imagine it. Smash isn't big enough for this amazing series!

35 League of Legends
36 Modnation Racers

To be honest, I'd like to see a ModNation Fighting game.

37 Monster High Monster High
38 Xeno
39 Five Nights at Freddy's
40 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

If we could remake that one scene in "The Words" that would be awesome! Also imagine fighting a robot as a fairy! That would be the definition of creative! Plus it'd be the first stand alone TAWOG game on consoles!

41 Fast Food Battle Royal
42 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
43 Yo-Kai Watch
44 Nickelodeon vs. Cartoon Network
45 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her teenage ...read more.

I dunno, I just see it somehow. It's not exactly a franchise, but it works. come on, LET ME BEAT THE HECK OUT OF MY ENEMIES WITH STAR'S WAND!

46 Pokemon vs. Digimon
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