Ed Boon responds to the internet's petition for the immortal spirit of Shaggy to fix Mortal Kombat 11's timelines and defeat Shao Kahn

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Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 28, 2019 at 6:46 p.m. PST

We're still in the beginning phases of 2019 which means that the year's first wave of new internet memes are still working their way around social media and other platforms, and one of them is currently trying to push their way into fighting games, specifically Mortal Kombat 11.

Shaggy from the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise has been the center of internet meme culture for the past week or two proclaiming that the cowardly character is secretly the most powerful being in the universe that can erase planets or tear people's souls from their bodies with new fan art or captioned images from the cartoons / live-action movies.

Satirical 'news' website Woken News Network took things a step further by deciding that this new image of Shaggy would be a perfect inclusion for Mortal Kombat 11's roster, so they created a Change.org petition to make the hungry hero a DLC fighter.

Support for the online petition quickly exploded with over 111,000 signatures as of the time of reporting this trying to get the attention of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and NetherRealm Studios have already taken notice of the 'movement.'

Mortal Kombat Co-creator and NRS Creative Director Ed Boon recently posted a handful of responses regarding Shaggy on his Twitter account disregarding the requests at first but embracing the joke later on.

One Twitter user replied to an earlier Tweet of Boon's saying "we want Shaggy," to which the NRS head responded "let me know how that works out for you..." A few hours later Boon would put out his own Tweet showing what appears to be art work of Ultra Instinct Shaggy — a play on Dragon Ball Super's current ultimate form for Goku — from artist Raiko including the caption "I will mix your **** up in fighting games!"

Mortal Kombat has had a number of guest characters appear in its last two entries between fighters like Kratos of the God of War series and horror icons including a Xenomorph, Jason Voorhees and even a Predator. Shaggy wouldn't be an impossibility to include in MK11 since both Scooby-Doo and Mortal Kombat's rights are owned by Warner Bros, but the company heads there probably wouldn't approve of plans to have a childhood icon appearing in a game in which he could get bloody and dismembered — or do the dismembering. You can check out Ed Boon's responses to the Shaggy petition below.

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