Mortal Kombat 1
Mortal Kombat 1
September 19, 2023
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In an intro dialogue with Omni-Man and Johnny Cage, the former will say, "Get out of my sight before I demolish you.", referencing a line said by Terence Fletcher, a role Omni-Man's voice actor J.K. Simmons played, in the movie "Whiplash".
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Ed Boon revealed that he had hoped to include John Wick from the franchise of the same name as a guest character in Mortal Kombat 1, but that said plans didn't work out. While the exact reason why is unknown, it's worth noting that John Wick's actor Keanu Reeves had said in 2021 that he did not think the character was a good fit for the Mortal Kombat series.
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Attachment One of Omni-Man's mid-round animations will have Omni-Man, do the fingers-to-temple pose while saying, "Think! THINK!", referencing a popular scene from the eighth episode of "Invincible" that became a meme.
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In a mirror match intro with Liu Kang, after one asks what happened to his Kitana, the other will mention that an "evil clown" tricked him into taking her life, a nod to the Injustice series, referencing how Joker tricked Superman into killing Lois Lane.
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In an intro dialogue with Kung Lao and Nitara, the former asks her what did she do with "Jen's Body" a reference to both the movie, "Jennifer's Body" and Jen, Kung Lao's love interest in the TV series "Mortal Kombat: Conquest".
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According to series co-creator Ed Boon in a video/interview on Mortal Kombat's YouTube channel on May 19, 2023, Liu Kang was chosen to be on the cover of Mortal Kombat 1 to signify a new story arc, in turn diverting from Scorpion and Sub-Zero, who were regularly chosen for the games' covers.
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According to series co-creator Ed Boon in a video/interview on Mortal Kombat's YouTube channel on May 19, 2023, Mortal Kombat 1's name was chosen because the developers consider it the beginning of a new universe and not a continuation of the Mortal Kombat 11 story. The characters have completely different roles in this new timeline, and the title is meant to emphasize that.
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In an intro with Shang Tsung and Johnny Cage, after the former mentions how his plan was foiled, the latter will comment: "Just like a bunch of meddling kids." This is a reference to Scooby-Doo, where antagonists will commonly refer to Mystery Inc. as "meddling kids".
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In an intro Dialogue with Ashrah and Johnny Cage, the latter will say, "You are truly a wonder, woman." Susan Eisenberg, Ashrah's voice actress, is best known for voicing Wonder Woman in various DC Comics media including the Injustice series.
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Attachment In Spoiler:Sindel's Chapter, there is a mistake in the cutscene subtitles; when she says "Know that it will cost you your life" to Spoiler:Reiko, the subtitles say the filename "MK12_148_154.11" instead.
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In an intro dialogue between Johnny Cage and Geras, the former will ask, "It will be great! I'll be a Kickboxer, and you, a Street Fighter." which are references to both movies Kickboxer and the infamous live-action Street Fighter, which both starred actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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