Mortal Kombat is infamous for its over-the-top gore, iconic fighters, and anatomically-impossible Fatalities. It has inspired over two dozen games as well as films, tv shows, comic books, and crossovers. The violence could have been nothing more than a gimmick but Mortal Kombat became one of the most celebrated fighting games in history.
Because the franchise is so violent, you would assume it takes itself very seriously. But despite Mortal Kombat's dark tone and mature content, the creators, Ed Boon and John Tobias, fill every game with silly in-jokes and hilarious secrets. Throughout the series, Boon and Tobias have inserted every secret imaginable; hidden characters, film quotes, and references to other games as well as their own company.
There were some Easter eggs in Mortal Kombat that fans speculated about that weren't true but the developers loved these rumours so much, they incorporated them into the games. When politicians and parents tried to get the game banned, the Mortal Kombat team turned the controversy into a joke and inserted references to it in the series.
Even if you are a die-hard fan of the franchise, it's impossible to catch every hidden gem. But don't worry. We are here to look at the best Easter eggs Mortal Kombat has to offer.
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