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How Mortal Kombat 11's Spawn Should Really Look

Comic book legend. Movie star. Video game character. It seems Spawn has done it all, and now he's set to add to his gaming resume with an appearance in Mortal Kombat 11. This won't be Spawn's first trip into the world of fighters, as he went blade-to-blade with some of the best in Soulcalibur 2. But it seems he'll be showing up in Mortal Kombat 11 in his typical form, which is a shame, because there are other interesting versions of the character available.

Perhaps they'll be added later as skins. Or maybe we're just stuck with the Spawn look we've been promised. There doesn't seem to be the same amount of controversy surrounding Spawn's design as there was Joker, who was ultimately redesigned before his Mortal Kombat 11 release.

Still, we can't help but daydream a bit about other takes on Spawn we'd love to see in MK11.

Medieval Spawn

How would you feel about a medieval version of Spawn, decked out in armor and wielding a giant battle axe? Sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it?

While this isn't the look normally associated with the character, you have to admit that it would be pretty cool to see in Mortal Kombat 11. Medieval Spawn looks far more at home when standing next to MK11's cast of characters. And a giant axe — you can't help but admit that would be more suited to the blood-splashing, bone-splitting world of Mortal Kombat. Spawn would become an instant fan favorite.

We put the odds of this actually happening as a skin at slim to none, as it would require NetherRealm Studios to balance the character again (due to the axe). Still, we can't help but hold out hope that we see this iteration of Spawn join the roster. Even if he comes without his giant weapon, it would still be pretty cool.

Gunslinger Spawn

Gunslinger Spawn is an older version of the character who only appeared for a brief period in the comics. He was — believe it or not — a preacher hundreds of years ago before being killed and later resurrected as the Gunslinger Spawn. He went on to murder almost everyone in town.

He did spare one life, however; Henry Simmons, the grandfather of Al Simmons. The grandfather of Spawn himself.

That's a cool enough backstory to warrant inclusion. Plus, Gunslinger Spawn is just an incredibly unique look for the character. Who wouldn't want a gun-toting cowboy hellspawn as a skin when Spawn eventually joins Mortal Kombat 11? It may be a totally different person than Spawn, but we have a Sub-Zero skin that turns everyone's favorite ice man into a Belgian DJ. NetherRealm can probably make it work.

Angel Spawn

If there's one thing you should know about comics, it's this: they can sometimes be totally insane. The fact that Spawn is a dead man brought back to life with hellish superpowers is out there enough, right? But only having Spawn murder bad guys might get old after a while. And comics — well, they need to keep raising the stakes.

Case in point: One storyline saw Spawn gifted with powers from Mother, the creator of the universe. And Spawn — transformed into an angel, of sorts — used that power to take on both God and Satan. Yeah, it sounds crazy.

Though the events surrounding this alternate version of Spawn are entirely outlandish, we can't deny that Angel Spawn is one of the more striking designs for the character. His dark figure is still intact, which keeps him recognizable. But he's flanked on both sides by massive white wings, which send a clear signal that this Spawn has ascended and become something more.

Angel Spawn definitely deserves a look as a potential skin for Spawn. Hopefully NetherRealm comes through.

Dark Ages Spawn

Like Medieval Spawn, Dark Ages Spawn is a take on the character that just looks like it belongs in Mortal Kombat. Consider the MK roster for just a moment. There are some humans. There are some god-like beings. There are some monsters. Dark Ages Spawn looks like he could be a mix of all three, which makes him truly terrifying.

Giving this version of Spawn more credibility as a potential skin is the fact that he didn't just show up in an issue or two; Spawn: The Dark Ages was apparently its own seriesAnd though comparisons to the aforementioned Medieval Spawn are unavoidable — a lawsuit from the artist didn't help matters — we think the designs are different enough for both to be welcome as alternate looks in Mortal Kombat 11.

Will NetherRealm hook us up with some of these other spins on Spawn when the character arrives in March? Or will we only get the classic design we've come to know over the years? We'll keep an ear to the ground for any announcements, but it seems we'll likely have to wait until March 8 to truly get an answer.