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Ed Boon Reveals The Request That Will Never Make It Into Mortal Kombat

It's almost impossible for developers to include all the features fans want in Mortal Kombat 11, but NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon has revealed a surprising character fans want included in the Mortal Kombat canon. And it's not who you'd expect.

Mortal Kombat 11 released in 2019 and continues to be popular with fans, especially considering the large amount of DLC available for the game, including a long list of guest characters from other franchises. Even so, there are more characters fans would like to see in their favorite fighting game.

At FestiGame last month, Ed Boon admitted that fans frequently ask him about characters that could appear in upcoming games. When asked who the strangest, most requested character in Mortal Kombat is, Boon responded by saying people want to play as him in the game. Boon explained at the time, "I don't think that's ever going to happen either. I don't want people coming up with ways to cut my head off.'" Boon stated that he didn't think that he'd ever want to put himself into Mortal Kombat, but he's amused by fans' insistence that he appear in-game.

Recently, Mortal Kombat has produced DLC that adds non-canonical characters to the game, so Boon's appearance in the game wouldn't be so strange. Some of the latest characters added to the Mortal Kombat roster include Robocop, Spawn, and the Joker.

Fans also started a campaign for Shaggy of Scooby-Doo fame to be added to the lineup, and Boon even played along by creating a mock-up of the lanky detective and posting it on Twitter. Though Shaggy won't be appearing in Mortal Kombat 11, fans have modded Shaggy into a number of other great games. It's unclear why Shaggy seems to be the champion of online gamers, but the campaigns for his inclusion are fun nonetheless.

With the addition of so many non-canonical Mortal Kombat characters to the official roster, one wonders about the possibility of adding real people to the lineup, including people like Boon. As fans have seen with the Joker, storylines don't have to stay strictly adherent to the Mortal Kombat world.

Mortal Kombat has evolved over the years, but it has always embraced silliness, as well as epic violence. Mortal Kombat fans may never see Boon in a game, but it's still fun to imagine what kind of fatality Boon would have. Chances are, it would be one of the greats.