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Was Ermac in the original Mortal Kombat? - Pop Fiction episode 26: I am Ermac, history behind Reptile's appearance in Mortal Kombat

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 2, 2012 at 12:24 p.m. PDT
Game Trailers has uploaded the latest episode of Pop Fiction where they take on the myth of Ermac's appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game. It was rumored that meeting certain stipulations would allow players to encounter the red ninja in arcade mode and the Pop Fiction guys go in to try and find out if the rumors are true or merely myth.

Hit the jump to check out another episode of Pop Fiction where they breakdown the history of Reptile's appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game and what criteria need to be met in order to encounter him.

Tip by the Cat Man.

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RedRapperSux said on September 2, 2012 at 12:36 p.m.

First question that popped up into my head when I woke up today was, "Was Ermac in the original Mortal Kombat?" And get a load of you guys, already on it.

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HooliganComboFTW said on September 2, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

Wow have not touched that game in awhile so was not sure about Ermac when i read the header. I was fairly sure Reptile appeared though

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Combo_Knight said on September 2, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.

ERROR MACRO people.... Error Macro.

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Clarencem said on September 2, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.

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TickleMaster said on September 2, 2012 at 10:13 p.m.

this episode sucked good to see eventhubs promoting pop fiction tho been watching from the start

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FERDI said on September 3, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.

i am mk fan and i know this ermac trick from 1992-1993 on arcades. in that time whe dont have internet or any books, its so funny i see on 2012 a video about this trick or myth

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Kawalorn said on September 3, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.

Huh... I never played it but I heard he was a glitched red Scorpion and the name was a glitch too. Well, those must have been lies.

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bshdfiuzqw said on September 3, 2012 at 4:49 a.m.

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linzhanfr said on September 3, 2012 at 5:23 a.m.

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foolly said on September 3, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

Ermac was an error in the game. he wasnt a character but when the original game was being designed the ninja's who became sub zero and scorpion were designed in red until completion. then they were given the identities of the ninjas we know today. Ermac was simply a glitch that would revert one of the ninjas back to its original red colour. stuff of legends for sure

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linzhanfs said on September 3, 2012 at 5:58 p.m.

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handsofgod said on September 4, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.

love this type of stuff! need more of this in todays fighters

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Raven said on September 8, 2012 at 7:55 a.m.

This is the history of a character, man I love it and all good gamers do. :)

Awesome stuff. I never knew Ermac started out as a myth, lol.

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larslars said on November 19, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.

well hello there. i have to tell you guys something believe it or not ermac was really a fact. i've seen it back then when i was a 9 year old kid. i've never been a games magazine freak so i never knew about all this discussion about it. but today i tried to find how to play as ermac just for fun and found out that most people believe it never existed. i assume there is no explainable way to get this glitch so it really came in as an accident. let me tell you folks one true thing that happened please believe me its true. i really liked being around arcade machines back then, and this one day i was talking to my friends in the arcade store and the owner of this store whitch was a really good friend of mine called me to see the guy playing against ermac, and he told me that it was a really really hard thing to happen, it was the second time he was seeing it(note that the guy worked on the arcade store and he was a kind of arcade guru, really knew much about how the hardware worked on lots of machines), and that you needed to be lucky enough to reach some number in some ranking on some counter(s) of the game in a certain situation. sorry that was 16 years ago and i can't remember exactly what he told me about it, but i think it had something to do with reptile. anyway it was real i've really seen it and i believe most people in these forums never even played a real arcade machine, just mame emulators so i don't give them much credit. i see in the video that one of the creators of its original coding sayd its a myth, and i assume maybe he says it to keep the rumor going on or maybe he didn't play enough times the old arcade machines of his own creation to find it(the one machine i saw it happening was very very old). sorry but i think i saw ermac in another situation too but can't say it for sure now, it seems to me i saw the guy playing as ermac instead of playing against him, and i'm pretty sure that the name "ermac" was also placed in the wrong side of the power bar.

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