The Mortal Kombat series has seen some truly remarkable guest characters join the battle. NetherRealm Studios has really proved that they’re the best in the business when it comes to special guest fighters, bringing the likes of Jason and Freddy Krueger, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even Hellboy into their games.
There are constant requests from fans for characters to add to Mortal Kombat being hurled at series co-creator Ed Boon, and the popular developer recently shared some insight into another character who could have made the cut, but ultimately didn’t. According to Boon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been in the running as a potential guest character over the years.
Unfortunately, that never came to pass. But the Mortal Kombat series has added several other Horror icons to the mix since 2011’s Mortal Kombat 9.
Trust me, her name has come up many times (over the years) in our conversations about possible guests in Mortal Kombat. https://t.co/k8539mTSJo
In MK9, fans were able to take control of the king of nightmares, Freddy Krueger, to claw and burn their opponents to victory. Mortal Kombat X served up a piping hot platter of Horror figures, brining in the Xenomorph from Alien, Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface, Predator, and Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame.
As for Mortal Kombat 11, the NRS crew took on more of an 80s action hero theme, adding John Rambo, Terminator, and RoboCop as DLC characters. However, Evil Dead’s Ash Williams was heavily rumored to be in the game and was pretty much officially confirmed, but never ended up actually entering the ring.
I say all of this to say that Buffy and her stake-wielding skills would have been a great fit for the world of Mortal Kombat. Clearly, the development team felt the same way as her name came up several times.
Buffy first made her debut in a film entitled “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” back in 1992 before going on to become the popular television series that first aired in 1997. Buffy Summers (her last name isn’t “the Vampire Slayer,” believe it or not), is just one in a line of powerful slayers that are chosen to stop the forces of evil.
As a slayer, Buffy has increased physical strength, better endurance, she’s faster, has stronger intuition, and even has accelerated healing. She also fights using attacks that stem from various martial arts styles, and of course, she is proficient in stabbing things in the heart.
Support for Mortal Kombat 11 is officially over, so we won’t be seeing any more DLC characters join the game. Here’s hoping that Buffy (and Ash too) actually get their day in the spotlight with Mortal Kombat 12.