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New Smash Bros. Clone Confirms What We All Suspected About Shaggy

After weeks of rumors surrounding a mysterious fighting game starring Shaggy, Warner Bros. has finally made a lot of dreams come true. 

The crossover between gamers and "Scooby-Doo" fans has been legendarily close in recent years. Back in 2019, following a series of memes depicting Mystery Inc.'s own Shaggy Rogers as an unstoppable warrior with "Dragon Ball"-level powers, fans began petitioning for the character to be added to the then-upcoming "Mortal Kombat 11." That dream never became a reality through official channels, outside of Shaggy's surprise cameo in a "Mortal Kombat" animated film. A number of clever fans have been able to make games better by modding Shaggy into them, showing the world what it would be like if the hungry coward were to hit the streets of Los Santos or go toe-to-toe with Vegeta — but it's not quite the same as seeing Shaggy in an official game.


Now, with the official announcement of "Super Smash Bros." clone "MultiVersus," Warner Bros. has officially brought Shaggy into the world of fighting games, pitting him against a number of other famous characters. Not only that, but the game has essentially canonized some of Shaggy's abilities that have previously only been seen in memes.

MultiVersus introduces Ultra Instinct Shaggy

The announcement trailer for "MultiVersus" braces fans for a world in which characters from DC Comics, "Steven Universe," "Game of Thrones," "Scooby-Doo," and "Adventure Time" have crossed over for an all-out brawl. Each character has been designed to play to their strengths from their prospective source material; Batman will use grappling hooks and smoke to confuse his enemies, while Jake the Dog can seemingly stretch his limbs to wacky proportions. 


Even better: While critics complained about the lack of character voices in "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl," it seems "MultiVersus" will feature a number of original voice actors bringing these character to life. Matthew Lillard has been confirmed to be reprising his role as Shaggy, and his voice can be heard in the trailer as he reveals a very meme-accurate ability.

With a rollicking exclamation of "Zoinks," Shaggy is seen powering up like a "Dragon Ball Z" or "Dragon Ball Super" character, clenching his fists as he's surrounding by yellow and blue auras. That's right; "MultiVersus" has finally brought the so-called "Ultra Instinct Shaggy" meme to life in a video game. The clip also seems to confirm what fans hoped about Shaggy's insane power level, as the scrawny amateur detective has zero problem wrecking Superman's world with a well-placed uppercut. 


"MultiVersus" will be free-to-play when it launches in 2022, but it's safe to say that Shaggy fans would be more than willing to shell out the big bucks for a chance to finally play as the unstoppable raspy-voiced juggernaut.