History Trivia / MortalKombat

24th Jun '16 3:02:23 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* SleeperHit: ''Mortal Kombat'' was not intended to be the tentpole franchise for Midway, but only to fill a gap in their arcade schedule. The game was developed by a team of only four members (programmer Ed Boon, artists John Tobias and John Vogel, and sound guy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dan "Toasty" Forden]]) in a 10 month development cycle. Due to not being an overly important project, the team had green light to do what they wanted, which meant they had a lot of freedom to make the game stand out via RuleOfCool. The rest is history.

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* SleeperHit: ''Mortal Kombat'' was not intended to be the tentpole franchise for Midway, but only to fill a gap in their arcade schedule. The game was developed by a team of only four members (programmer Ed Boon, artists John Tobias and John Vogel, and sound guy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dan "Toasty" Forden]]) in a 10 month development cycle. Due to not being an overly important project, the team had green light to do what they wanted, which meant they had a lot of freedom to make the game stand out via RuleOfCool. The rest is history.
26th May '16 9:10:18 AM RokuAlhazared
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* Johnny and Sonya's daughter is named '''Cassandra''', with her friends and family calling her '''Cassie''' for short. Even more funny when you find out that [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan and Elena Drake's teenage daughter]] has the same first name and nickname.

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* ** Johnny and Sonya's daughter is named '''Cassandra''', with her friends and family calling her '''Cassie''' for short. Even more funny when you find out that [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan and Elena Drake's teenage daughter]] has the same first name and nickname.
26th May '16 9:09:36 AM RokuAlhazared
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* Johnny and Sonya's daughter is named '''Cassandra''', with her friends and family calling her '''Cassie''' for short. Even more funny when you find out that [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan and Elena Drake's teenage daughter]] has the same first name and nickname.
14th May '16 9:42:26 AM nombretomado
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** '''Jade''' is Kitana's childhood friend, no relation to [[JackieChanAdventures Jackie Chan's niece,]] [[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil a reporter,]] [[BreathOfFire Zog's senior general]], and [[{{VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss}} one snarky colonel.]]

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** '''Jade''' is Kitana's childhood friend, no relation to [[JackieChanAdventures [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Jackie Chan's niece,]] [[VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil a reporter,]] [[BreathOfFire Zog's senior general]], and [[{{VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss}} one snarky colonel.]]
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.]]
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