The internet is an odd place. One minute, we’ll be talking about how a reviewer didn’t mention a single feature in a game, and they’re no longer “credible,” and the next we’ll be talking about why a child-friendly character from a ’60s cartoon should be in a video game that’s all about dismembering each other into chunky, gory giblets.
Now, thousands of fans want to see Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy appear in the newest installment of Mortal Kombat. And the simple reason is: memes.
In 2017, a video was released that showed Shaggy from the most recent Scooby-Doo film kicking biker ass. Someone had edited the scene and set it to “The Ultimate Battle” from Dragon Ball Super, the same battle where Goku becomes Ultra Instinct Goku.
The video currently has over 5 million views.
Over the weekend, the meme took off, and fans have been demanding Ultra Instinct Shaggy make it to MK 11.
Mortal Kombat is no stranger to including third-party characters. Kratos from God of War and Freddy Kruger were featured in the 2010 reboot, while Leatherface, Jason, and The Predator are in MK X.
As of this writing, the Change.Org petition has currently over 100,000 signatures.