A rival of sorts has occurred in the Scooby Doo universe, with dozens of memes and a petition going around to try and get Shaggy as a DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11 – along with his partner-in-crime in another game…
The petition on Change.org, which was started by a satirical news website, Woken News Network, has over 225,000 signatures from fans.
The petition was created after memes of Shaggy in ridiculous situations as a fighter circulated by fans, with one even bringing them to the attention of Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy in the live-action movies.
At first, Lillard was not impressed, but within 24-hours he tweeted, “Dear universe. Please never let this end.” with a link to a subreddit thread filled with Shaggy memes. Since then, Shaggy has been depicted in everything from Star Wars to Avengers, with fans not letting up.
Not long after, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, Ed Boon, tweeted out about the Shaggy memes, and later to include Scooby-Doo in Injustice.
Even if nothing comes of the addition of two cartoon characters that you could hardly say are violent, getting to choose if you are on Team Shaggy or Team Scooby is pretty amusing.
Mortal Kombat 11 releases on April 23 on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Check out our complete guide to the game’s preorder bonuses.
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