History ShoutOut / MortalKombat

15th Jul '17 3:59:30 PM AM_NK
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Here it goes- every reference in the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' saga.

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Here it goes- every reference in the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' saga.
saga which isn't a reference to other MK games.



** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' his throat-ripping fatality surely reminds people of Film/MacGruber.

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** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' his throat-ripping fatality surely reminds people of Film/MacGruber.''Film/MacGruber''.



* '''Scorpion''''s blazing skull is an homage to Comicbook/GhostRider.

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* '''Scorpion''''s blazing skull is an homage to Comicbook/GhostRider.''Comicbook/GhostRider''.



** In ''9'', one of his fatalities is a shot-for-shot copy of Tak's Fatality in ''WarGods'', another Midway project. If you remove the kick at the end, it's also a shout-out to one of Superman's Heroic Brutalities in ''MKvDC''.
** In ''X'', if his Carl Weathers-inspired costume is chosen and his opponent is Johnny Cage, they recreate the handshake from the original Film/{{Predator}}, complete with "You son of a bitch!"

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** In ''9'', one of his fatalities is a shot-for-shot copy of Tak's Fatality in ''WarGods'', ''VideoGame/WarGods'', another Midway project. If you remove the kick at the end, it's also a shout-out to one of Superman's Heroic Brutalities in ''MKvDC''.
** In ''X'', if his Carl Weathers-inspired costume is chosen and his opponent is Johnny Cage, Cage in his "Commando" costume, they recreate the handshake from the original Film/{{Predator}}, ''Film/{{Predator}}'', complete with "You son of a bitch!"



** Kabal's ending in ''[=MK9=]'' features a cyberneticist who rebuilds him [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan "Better. Faster. Stronger."]]
* '''Rain''''s costume is ''purple'', there's also his name, and ''Armageddon'' reveals that he's a Music/{{Prince}}. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Prince has a song called "Purple Rain".[[/labelnote]]

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** Kabal's ending in ''[=MK9=]'' ''9'' features a cyberneticist who rebuilds him [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan "Better. Faster. Stronger."]]
* '''Rain''''s costume is ''purple'', there's also his name, and ''Armageddon'' reveals that he's a Music/{{Prince}}. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Prince has a song called "Purple Rain".[[/labelnote]]



** One of his combos in ''9'' is named "Blind Justice", a reference to comic book hero Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, a likely inspiration for the character.
** In his Possessed variation in ''X'', he uses what's practically a [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stand]].

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** One of his combos in ''9'' is named "Blind Justice", a reference to comic book hero Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', a likely inspiration for the character.
** In his Possessed "Possessed" variation in ''X'', he uses what's practically a [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stand]].



* '''Darrius'''[='=]s alternate costume is basically Black Belt Jones with CoolShades.

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* '''Darrius'''[='=]s alternate costume is basically Black Belt Jones Film/BlackBeltJones with CoolShades.



* '''Shujinko''' borrows his alternate outfit from the villain of ''Film/MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine'' and his visuals from ''Film/KillBill'''s Pai Mei.

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* '''Shujinko''' borrows his alternate outfit from the villain of ''Film/MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine'' and his visuals from ''Film/KillBill'''s [[Film/KillBill Pai Mei.
Mei]].



** "Skull Tattoo" face : A face tattoo that resembles the face paint skull warn by Creator/ImageComics character Chapel from Comicbook/{{Youngblood}} and Comicbook/{{Spawn}}.

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** "Skull Tattoo" face : face: A face tattoo that resembles the face paint skull warn by Creator/ImageComics character Chapel from Comicbook/{{Youngblood}} ''Comicbook/{{Youngblood}}'' and Comicbook/{{Spawn}}.



** "Devil" and "Wave" hairstyles: Based on respective Franchise/StreetFighter characters Akuma and Guile.

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** "Devil" and "Wave" hairstyles: Based on respective Franchise/StreetFighter characters [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma and Guile.Guile]] rspectively.



** "Horned" helmet: It looks remarkably similar to that of Dovahkiin's helmet, but this is a subversion as the ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' [[HilariousInHindsight came out five years afterwards]].



** "Crew Neck" torso and "Striped Runnig" pants: Based on the outfit warn by Creator/BruceLee's character in ''Film/GameOfDeath''. Clothing for female characters includes a similarly designed "Track" torso and pants which is modeled on [[Film/KillBill The Bride]]'s whose outfit in turn is based also on the aforementioned ''Game of Death'' one.

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** "Crew Neck" torso and "Striped Runnig" Running" pants: Based on the outfit warn by Creator/BruceLee's character in ''Film/GameOfDeath''. Clothing for female characters includes a similarly designed "Track" torso and pants which is modeled on [[Film/KillBill The Bride]]'s whose outfit in turn is based also on the aforementioned ''Game of Death'' one.



** Challenge Nº 53: Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}.
** Challenge N° 62: [[Film/FullMetalJacket What Is Your Major Malfunction?]]

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** Challenge Nº 53: Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}.
''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}''
** Challenge 62: [[Film/FullMetalJacket What Is Your Major Malfunction?]]



** Challenge N° 86: [[Franchise/TheMuppets It's Not Easy]] (a match between [[DontExplainTheJoke green-clad]] Jade and Reptile)
** Challenge N° 95: [[Film/ComingToAmerica Soul Glow]]
** Challenge N° 116: Film/KissKissBangBang
** Challenge N° 134: [[Film/NewJackCity New Jax City]]
** Challenge N° 183: [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} There Can Only Be One]]
** Challenge N° 188: [[VideoGame/AlteredBeast Arise From Your Grave]]
** Challenge N° 193: [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail I'm Not Dead Yet]]

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** Challenge 86: [[Franchise/TheMuppets It's Not Easy]] (a match between [[DontExplainTheJoke green-clad]] Jade and Reptile)
** Challenge 95: [[Film/ComingToAmerica Soul Glow]]
** Challenge 116: Film/KissKissBangBang
''Film/KissKissBangBang''
** Challenge 134: [[Film/NewJackCity New Jax City]]
** Challenge 183: [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} There Can Only Be One]]
** Challenge 188: [[VideoGame/AlteredBeast Arise From Your Grave]]
** Challenge 193: [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail I'm Not Dead Yet]]



** Challenge N° 223: [[Film/TheGodfather An Offer You Can't Refuse]]
** Challenge N° 226: [[Film/ShortCircuit Unit 5... Alive?]]
** Challenge N° 239: Flying [[Film/TheBigBoss Fists Of Fury]]
** Challenge N° 266: The Duel (in which the following exchange happens:)

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** Challenge 223: [[Film/TheGodfather An Offer You Can't Refuse]]
** Challenge 226: [[Film/ShortCircuit Unit 5... Alive?]]
** Challenge 239: Flying [[Film/TheBigBoss ''[[Film/TheBigBoss Fists Of Fury]]
Fury]]''
** Challenge 266: The Duel (in which the following exchange happens:)



** [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Bonus]] Challenge N° 34: Isn't This [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvelous]] (A match where you tap the screen repeatedly to fight.)

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** [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita Bonus]] Challenge 34: Isn't This [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvelous]] (A match where you tap the screen repeatedly to fight.)



* The stage Fatality for the City stage (having the opponent run over by a car) bears a striking similarity to the ending of ''Film/FinalDestination4'', complete with an X-ray view despite not being an X-ray attack, and leaves a twitching beheaded corpse similar to the first death in that movie.
** Also, the Subway stage fatality might be a reference to ''Film/TheMatrix'', where Agent Smith attempts to kill Neo by throwing him onto the path of an incoming train.

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* The stage City Stage Fatality for the City stage (having the opponent run over by a car) bears a striking similarity to the ending of ''Film/FinalDestination4'', complete with an X-ray view despite not being an X-ray attack, and leaves a twitching beheaded corpse similar to the first death in that movie.
** Also, the Subway stage fatality Stage Fatality might be a reference to ''Film/TheMatrix'', where Agent Smith attempts to kill Neo by throwing him onto the path of an incoming train.



-->''"The hands of Death could not defeat me. The Sisters of Fate could not hold me. And '''you will not see the end of this day!''' I will have my revenge!"''

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-->''"The --> ''"The hands of Death could not defeat me. The Sisters of Fate could not hold me. And '''you will not see the end of this day!''' I will have my revenge!"''




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* The '''Franchise/{{Alien}}''' has a fatality called [[Music/{{Queen}} Killer Queen]], which also serves as a MythologyGag to Bishop's bisection in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** Having either Alien perform the "Alien Baby" Brutality or letting it go to the default win-pose against Predator will result in a [[Franchise/AlienVSPredator Predalien]] coming out of the latter's chest.
** One of the Xenomorph's fatalities, the Alien Queen impaling the opponent from behind and then bisecting them, is directly taken from the scene in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' where it dispatches John Bishop.



** Her "Selfie" Fatality has her posting the selfie on an obvious {{expy}} of Website/{{Facebook}} called "[[VideoGame/MortalKombatII Friend]][[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 ships]]". Many of the cycling comments on the picture feature popular [[AscendedMeme Internet memes]] and phrases such as [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-can-she-slap "How can she slap!"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVtEX1J7tXQ "rippin and a tearin"]]. A troll face can even be seen on one of the profile pics.

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** Her "Selfie" Fatality has her posting the selfie on an obvious {{expy}} of Website/{{Facebook}} called "[[VideoGame/MortalKombatII Friend]][[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 ships]]". Many of the cycling comments on the picture feature popular [[AscendedMeme Internet memes]] and phrases such as [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-can-she-slap "How can she slap!"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVtEX1J7tXQ [[ComicBook/{{Doom}} "rippin and a tearin"]]. A troll face [[MemeticMutation trollface]] can even be seen on one of the profile pics.



* The duo of '''Ferra/Torr''' have a ''very'' [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Master Blaster]]-like [[BigGuyLittleGuy dynamic]] going on, something that has not gone unnoticed by fans or commentators at E3 2014. Their playstyle in general [[note]]barring their Lackey variation, where Torr mainly fights on his own[[/note]] also calls to mind [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Chang and Choi]] in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'': Torr does the brunt of the brawling and Ferra issues orders, though several specials (especially in the Vicious variation) have her jump into the fray (and off of his shoulders) to help out.
** Johnny Cage goes so far as to call them Master Blaster in pre-match intro dialogue.

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* The duo of '''Ferra/Torr''' have a ''very'' [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome Master Blaster]]-like [[BigGuyLittleGuy dynamic]] going on, something that has not gone unnoticed by fans or commentators at E3 2014. Johnny Cage goes so far as to call them Master Blaster in pre-match intro dialogue.
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Their playstyle in general [[note]]barring their Lackey variation, where Torr mainly fights on his own[[/note]] also calls to mind [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Chang and Choi]] in ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'': Torr does the brunt of the brawling and Ferra issues orders, though several specials (especially in the Vicious variation) have her jump into the fray (and off of his shoulders) to help out.
** Johnny Cage goes so far as to call them Master Blaster in pre-match intro dialogue.
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** Jason's Unstoppable variation allows him to resurrect via a lightning strike, which was how he was revived in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''. Said variation also gives him a chain on his neck that stuck with his appearances from that film onward.

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** Jason's Unstoppable "Unstoppable" variation allows him to resurrect via a lightning strike, which was how he was revived in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives''. Said variation also gives him a chain on his neck that stuck with his appearances from that film onward.



* '''Kung Jin''' has a costume which makes him the game's version of Comicbook/GreenArrow.
* '''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]''' displays an attraction to Cassie in his ending similar to his interactions with Stretch in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'' while Drayton is mentioned.



* The '''Franchise/{{Alien}}''' has a fatality called [[Music/{{Queen}} Killer Queen]], which also serves as a MythologyGag to Bishop's bisection in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
* '''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]]''' displays an attraction to Cassie in his ending similar to his interactions with Stretch in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'' while Drayton is mentioned.
* '''Kung Jin''' has a costume which makes him the game's version of Comicbook/GreenArrow.
* Having either Alien perform the "Alien Baby" Brutality or letting it go to the default win-pose against Predator will result in a [[Franchise/AlienVSPredator Predalien]] coming out of the latter's chest.
30th Jun '17 1:31:19 PM MinisterOfSinister
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*** In one intro in ''X'' with Ermac, he seeks revenge for having his arms taken, saying, "Call it my [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice pound of flesh]]."
14th May '17 10:15:42 AM nombretomado
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* '''D'Vorah''' has several cues towards [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Sarah Kerrigan]]. She commands an army of insects (mutated insects in Kerrigan's case), many of her attacks involve some kind of Body Horror, two of her variations are called Brood Mother and Swarm Queen, the Comics show how [[spoiler:she was killed, with the implication of being resurrected by an evil force]], mirroring the ending of the next-to-last mission of the Terran campaign in the original Starcraft, the Story Mode has her [[spoiler:starting in the "good" side and then showing her true colors]] (mirroring Kerrigan's actions in Brood War) and her ending has her [[spoiler:declaring herself Queen of an insectoid species who conquers every other realm and slaying a powerful being]], similar to the ending of Brood War.

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* '''D'Vorah''' has several cues towards [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} [[VideoGame/StarCraft Sarah Kerrigan]]. She commands an army of insects (mutated insects in Kerrigan's case), many of her attacks involve some kind of Body Horror, two of her variations are called Brood Mother and Swarm Queen, the Comics show how [[spoiler:she was killed, with the implication of being resurrected by an evil force]], mirroring the ending of the next-to-last mission of the Terran campaign in the original Starcraft, the Story Mode has her [[spoiler:starting in the "good" side and then showing her true colors]] (mirroring Kerrigan's actions in Brood War) and her ending has her [[spoiler:declaring herself Queen of an insectoid species who conquers every other realm and slaying a powerful being]], similar to the ending of Brood War.
3rd Mar '17 12:13:18 PM EmperorNorton
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** In ''9'', one of his fatalities is very similar to Superman's Heroic Brutality in ''MK vs DC'', but with a decapitating kick at the end.

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** In ''9'', one of his fatalities is very similar a shot-for-shot copy of Tak's Fatality in ''WarGods'', another Midway project. If you remove the kick at the end, it's also a shout-out to one of Superman's Heroic Brutality Brutalities in ''MK vs DC'', but with a decapitating kick at the end.''MKvDC''.
18th Feb '17 5:43:38 PM AndyLA
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** "3 Knives" glove: Based on the claw worn by Mr. Han, the main villain of ''Film/EnterTheDragon''.
20th Oct '16 6:43:47 PM BlazePfeff
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* In the Story Mode specifically:
** In Johnny Cage's chapter, he gets frozen by Revenant!Sub-Zero as he's running to help Sonya out of their crashed personnel carrier. Before Sub-Zero can attack with the ice sword he creates, Johnny quickly grabs the first think he sees - [[VideoGame/HalfLife a crowbar]].
20th Oct '16 6:43:09 PM BlazePfeff
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* In the Story Mode specifically:
** In Johnny Cage's chapter, he gets frozen by Revenant!Sub-Zero as he's running to help Sonya out of their crashed personnel carrier. Before Sub-Zero can attack with the ice sword he creates, Johnny quickly grabs the first think he sees - [[VideoGame/HalfLife a crowbar]].
14th Oct '16 9:31:21 PM nombretomado
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** Her "Selfie" Fatality has her posting the selfie on an obvious {{expy}} of {{Facebook}} called "[[VideoGame/MortalKombatII Friend]][[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 ships]]". Many of the cycling comments on the picture feature popular [[AscendedMeme Internet memes]] and phrases such as [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-can-she-slap "How can she slap!"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVtEX1J7tXQ "rippin and a tearin"]]. A troll face can even be seen on one of the profile pics.

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** Her "Selfie" Fatality has her posting the selfie on an obvious {{expy}} of {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} called "[[VideoGame/MortalKombatII Friend]][[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 ships]]". Many of the cycling comments on the picture feature popular [[AscendedMeme Internet memes]] and phrases such as [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-can-she-slap "How can she slap!"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVtEX1J7tXQ "rippin and a tearin"]]. A troll face can even be seen on one of the profile pics.
26th Sep '16 6:43:39 AM Malitia
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** He was numerous visual elements and mannerisms evocative of [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]] and his appearance in ''X'' also has some elements of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version of SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} as well.

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** He was numerous visual elements and mannerisms evocative of [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]] and his appearance in ''X'' also has some elements of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version of SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Comicbook/{{Loki}} as well.
29th Aug '16 9:42:03 AM Njein
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* '''Erron Black''', anachronistic Wild West gunslinger, is a blatant {{Expy}} of Creator/ClintEastwood's character in ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''. He also has a combo string named ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and a Brutality named ''{{Film/Serenity}}''.

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* '''Erron Black''', anachronistic Wild West gunslinger, is a blatant {{Expy}} of Creator/ClintEastwood's character in ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''.''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', and has several cues towards [[Franchise/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]]. He also has a combo string named ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and a Brutality named ''{{Film/Serenity}}''.
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