The Mortal Kombat series has become renowned not only for its list of its brutal Fatalities, which grow only more ruthless throughout the years but its memorable selection of characters as well. Not only does Mortal Kombat feature remarkable original characters such as Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Raiden and Shang Tsung — but a host of famous guest characters as well, like Spawn, John Rambo, and sci-fi/action film mainstays like the Alien, Predator, Terminator and Robocop.
The Mortal Kombat franchise seems able to integrate myriad characters from a wide spectrum of sources, but there’s absolutely one character that the series’ co-creator Ed Boon claims he won’t include in the game, no matter how many fan requests are made: himself.
“‘Why don’t you put Ed Boon as a fighter in the game?’ I never understood why they would ask that. That’s such a strange question,” Boon said on the FestiGame Twitch livestream, when asked what the strangest request he ever received regarding content or characters to be included in the game was. “And 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.”
Too bad there weren’t any follow-up questions for Boon regarding Noob Saibot, the Mortal Kombat character whose name is “Boon” and “Tobias” spelled backwards, named after both Boon and his Mortal Kombat co-creator, John Tobias.
What do you think of the one Mortal Kombat character Ed Boon won’t add to the series? After including fan-favorite actor likenesses of Sylvester Stallone in the form of John Rambo and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the form of The Terminator, is it only fair that Ed Boon’s likeness be included in the game for players to square off against? Or was the former fair game because they are fictitious characters and not the actual people themselves (which is ostensibly Boon’s defense in this example)? Let us know in the comments.