I’d like to see a zombie character, but how to do them properly would be tough. I wouldn’t want to copy Lord Raptor, even though it seems at this point like Darkstalkers may never come back.
Regardless though, I could think of a few things that I think could be pretty cool:
-Infection: Like how Kan Ra has his curse, I think it’d be cool to give a zombie character a move that temporarily infects the opponent. The question is, what should that infection be? How about a sort of roulette approach, where neither you, nor your opponent knows once the move’s been initiated? Some options could include:
-Confusion (reverse the opponents controls for five seconds)
-Self-Animation (computer takes over control for the infected character for five seconds)
-Preservation (attack buttons do nothing for five seconds)
-Fugue State (unable to block for five seconds)
-Rage (opponent’s damage output increased by 25%)
So you have four options that would help you as the zombie character and one option that definitely wouldn’t. The trick would then be for both you and your opponent to try and figure out what’s going on and react accordingly before the visual queue of the infection (let’s say it puts a red mist around them) wears off.
As far as other ideas… I could see a character like this summoning other zombies (which I suppose Jill can do in MvC2, but I’m sure they could make that new and unique), maybe having some sort of necromantic powers, or maybe he can throw an arm or two and have them function like Gargos’ minions, where they act independently, but you can direct them to do certain things like grab the opponent and hold them to the ground or a disembodied DP perhaps lol.
I also think this character should have something to do with acid or poison. Not sure how that would work, but perhaps the character could bleed himself and do light damage to himself, but that blood lands on the ground and stays there for a few moments and hurts the opponent if they land on it or walk over it.
Either way, I’d want this to be a darker character. Not humorous. They should be a walking pestilence. Maybe they wear a black cloak and their hands and face are just pure rot.
I think a character like that, a sort of “master of zombies” necromancer type could be really cool. I know I’m describing a necromancer, but I think that they could be a zombie as well and I think that could work in a cool and unique way.