Noob Saibot's shadow clone apparently has a name in Mortal Kombat lore according to Ed Boon and it is way more obvious than you would initially think

One of them is called Noob and the other...

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 24, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. PDT

Noob Saibot was announced recently for Mortal Kombat 11 to much fanfare from fans of the fighter though there's something about this character full of Easter eggs and secrets that most players probably do not know or realize.

While the obvious piece of trivia regarding the shadow-filled fighter is the fact that he's named after Mortal Kombat's creators Ed Boon and John Tobias' surnames spelled backwards, the clone that fights alongside Noob also has a name according to Boon.

Before Mortal Kombat 9 released back in February 2011, someone asked Boon on Twitter why there were Noobs fighting to which the series co-creator responded that the shadow clone is actually named Saibot while Noob is the resurrected fighter.

This fact has never been mentioned in any of the Mortal Kombat games he has appeared in, but it does seem to line-up with the 2011 title and other entries referring to him as just 'Noob' on the character select screen and during matches though many have speculated that could also be related to the fact that NetherRealm Studios has been lessening the references to Tobias since he left the developers while they were still part of Midway.

Some of Noob's attacks in MK9 also lend further credence to Boon's old Tweet considering he featured three enhanced moves appearing to reference the clone called Saibot Slide, Saibot Upknee and Saibot Charge.

It may be hard to determine whether Noob and Saibot are two different entities considering some of Ed Boon's teasing and humorous nature, but perhaps we'll get more story and confirmation about the original Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 11's story when the game launches next month. You can take a look at Boon's Tweet from 2011 below.

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