History Trivia / MortalKombat

28th Mar '16 1:47:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Shao Kahn is a ''[[Creator/SteveRitchie pinball designer]]''?!
** Ed Boon, [[DescendedCreator one of the creators of the franchise]], voiced Scorpion through ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''. Starting with ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', he's [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/PatrickSeitz, but continued to provide his iconic CatchPhrase "'''''GET OVER HERE!'''''"



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Christopher Lambert ([[Film/{{Highlander}} Connor MacLeod]]) plays Raiden.
** Linden Ashby ends up hooking up with [[Film/ResidentEvil Alice, Claire Redfield, Carlos Oliveira, and LJ.]]
** Robin Shou [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive tried to hijack Tina Armstrong's boat... with less than stellar results.]] Later on, he [[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi would end up taking Chun-Li under his wing]].
*** [[OngBak Tony Jaa]] was Robin Shou's stunt double in the second film.
** Creator/CaryHiroyukiTagawa would become [[Film/{{Tekken}} the head of the Mishima clan.]]
** Chris Casamassa and Hakim Alston ([[Series/WMACMasters Red Dragon and The Machine]]) are Scorpion and one of Liu Kang's rivals.
** [[Film/LicenceToKill Kwang and Lupe Lamora]] are Shang Tsung and Kitana, respectively.
** [[Series/{{JAG}} Mic Brumby]] is Kano.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In one of his earlier voice acting roles, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson provides the main voice of Goro, though voice acting legend Creator/FrankWelker provides many of Goro's vocal effects. Welker also provided the voice of [[spoiler: Shao Kahn himself at the end of the first film]].
22nd Jan '16 7:14:00 AM SolidSonicTH
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* DevelopmentGag: Johnny Cage's real name, "John Carlton", is a ShoutOut to a programmer at the old Midway Games named "Jon Carlton" (most notable for working on the ''NBA Jam'' series and appearing as a secret character therein).

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* DevelopmentGag: Johnny Cage's real name, "John Carlton", is a ShoutOut to a programmer at the old Midway Games named "Jon Carlton" of the same name (most notable for working on the ''NBA Jam'' series and appearing as a secret character therein).
22nd Jan '16 7:12:47 AM SolidSonicTH
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* CreatorsFavorite: Scorpion is adored by both [[EnsembleDarkhorse the audience]] and Ed Boon himself.

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* CreatorsFavorite: Scorpion is adored by both [[EnsembleDarkhorse the audience]] and Ed Boon himself.himself, which is likely why he's the MascotCharacter of Netherrealm Studios.


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* DevelopmentGag: Johnny Cage's real name, "John Carlton", is a ShoutOut to a programmer at the old Midway Games named "Jon Carlton" (most notable for working on the ''NBA Jam'' series and appearing as a secret character therein).
11th Dec '15 6:13:23 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ReferencedBy: In ''WebVideo/WrestleWrestle'' Spoony sometimes calls Wrestling/TheMiz Jonny Cage.
9th Dec '15 5:47:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** As Scorpion's real name is '''Hanzo,''' he is not related to [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown the legendary Iga ninja]], [[WorldHeroes or this ninja]], [[Film/KillBill a legendary swordmaker]], or [[{{Film/Predators}} a sword-wielding Yakuza.]]

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** As Scorpion's real name is '''Hanzo,''' he is not related to [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown the legendary Iga ninja]], [[WorldHeroes [[VideoGame/WorldHeroes or this ninja]], [[Film/KillBill a legendary swordmaker]], or [[{{Film/Predators}} a sword-wielding Yakuza.]]
26th Nov '15 4:50:54 PM nombretomado
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** As Scorpion's real name is '''Hanzo,''' he is not related to [[SamuraiShodown the legendary Iga ninja]], [[WorldHeroes or this ninja]], [[Film/KillBill a legendary swordmaker]], or [[{{Film/Predators}} a sword-wielding Yakuza.]]

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** As Scorpion's real name is '''Hanzo,''' he is not related to [[SamuraiShodown [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown the legendary Iga ninja]], [[WorldHeroes or this ninja]], [[Film/KillBill a legendary swordmaker]], or [[{{Film/Predators}} a sword-wielding Yakuza.]]
12th Sep '15 4:15:40 PM Tehrannotaur
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** ''Mortal Kombat 8'', which was going to take place after ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun Armageddon]]'' act as a quasi-SpiritualSuccessor to the original series, was cancelled when Midway got into a deal with DC Comics and opted for [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniveres a crossover game with the DC Comics characters]]. Even when the cancelled ''Mortal Kombat'' game was revisited, Ed Boon instead went for a ContinuityReboot of the series.

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** ''Mortal Kombat 8'', which was going to take place after ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun Armageddon]]'' act as a quasi-SpiritualSuccessor to the original series, was cancelled when Midway got into a deal with DC Comics and opted for [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniveres [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse a crossover game with the DC Comics characters]]. Even when the cancelled ''Mortal Kombat'' game was revisited, Ed Boon instead went for a ContinuityReboot of the series.
12th Sep '15 4:15:27 PM Tehrannotaur
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** A ''Mortal Kombat 8'' was in development, which was going to take place after ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRunArmageddon]]'' act as a quasi-SpiritualSuccessor to the original series. However, when Midway got into a deal with DC Comics, the game was cancelled in favor of a crossover game with DC Comics. Even when it was revisited, Ed Boon instead went for a ContinuityReboot of the series.

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** A ''Mortal Kombat 8'' was in development, 8'', which was going to take place after ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRunArmageddon]]'' ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun Armageddon]]'' act as a quasi-SpiritualSuccessor to the original series. However, series, was cancelled when Midway got into a deal with DC Comics, the game was cancelled in favor of Comics and opted for [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniveres a crossover game with the DC Comics. Comics characters]]. Even when it the cancelled ''Mortal Kombat'' game was revisited, Ed Boon instead went for a ContinuityReboot of the series.
12th Sep '15 4:11:03 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork[=/=]ExecutiveMeddling: An HD version of the first three games called ''Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection'' was in development around the same time as ''9''. However, when Creator/WarnerBros brought Midway, they cancelled the project and opted for a straight-up port of the games.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork[=/=]ExecutiveMeddling: WhatCouldHaveBeen[=/=]ExecutiveMeddling:
** A ''Mortal Kombat 8'' was in development, which was going to take place after ''[[TorchTheFranchiseAndRunArmageddon]]'' act as a quasi-SpiritualSuccessor to the original series. However, when Midway got into a deal with DC Comics, the game was cancelled in favor of a crossover game with DC Comics. Even when it was revisited, Ed Boon instead went for a ContinuityReboot of the series.
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An HD version of the first three games called ''Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection'' was in development around the same time as ''9''. However, when Creator/WarnerBros brought Midway, they cancelled the project and opted for a straight-up port of the games.
12th Sep '15 4:02:13 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork[=/=]ExecutiveMeddling: An HD version of the first three games called ''Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection'' was in development around the same time as ''9''. However, when Creator/WarnerBros brought Midway, they cancelled the project and opted for a straight-up port of the games.
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